Consultation begins on proposed Coventry Dementia Hub

Published Thursday, 30 September 2021

A consultation has begun on proposals to transform the Maymorn Day Centre into a Coventry Dementia Hub.

The Council-run Maymorn Centre in Holbrooks is a Monday to Friday day service for people with advanced Dementia.

However, prior to the pandemic, the number of people using the service had gradually reduced and the centre is currently open 2 days a week for a smaller number of spaces with a view to increase to 3 days subject to demand.

During the pandemic, the Council reviewed all day service provisions, exploring ways in which we could develop the service to better meet the needs of people living with dementia and their carers.

We engaged with a number of organisations, people with dementia and their carers to seek their views on what was needed for Coventry and the vision below was created based on their feedback.

A single hub as the ‘go to’ place for people with dementia and their carers. The hub would:

  • be a ‘one stop’ shop for advice and support, to reconnect with others
  • be a base for a number of organisations involved in providing a service to people with dementia
  • provide services on and off site
  • have a single phone number covered by one organisation who would have the full directory of services and support available in order to signpost and refer people as appropriate.
  • support a much wider cohort of people with dementia, from younger adults/early onset dementia to those with memory issues without a diagnosis of dementia.
  • provide a social space for people to meet and interact based around a café

Cllr Mal Mutton, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “Dementia is such a cruel disease and we want to do what we can, with our partners, to help those with dementia as well as their family and friends, to get the best support we can provide.

“This is an opportunity to create something important and special and we want to get it right. Please take the time to take part in this consultation so we can do just that.”

The vision aligns with the overarching principle set out in the National Dementia Strategy that states that " everyone affected by dementia is enabled to live well"

Please let us know what you think by completing the survey.

The deadline for responses is December 12, 2021

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