North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Services4Me have launched a new Dementia portal named, MyLife.
The aim of MyLife is to update the people of North East Lincolnshire (NEL) about information on developments, local services and plans to work towards improving standards of care for people with dementia and their carers.
The portal is still being built upon and will support continual improvements to the care people receive in North East Lincolnshire who recognise that there needs to be more public awareness and a commitment to responding more effectively to dementia.
The key information on the website will be:
Dr Karin Severin, Clinical Lead, North East Lincolnshire CCG said: “We wanted to bring this advanced idea to the people of NEL to bring together in one place essential advice and resources for people with the condition, and their carers. It is important to work in an integrated way to transform health and social care for people with dementia.
“We recognise the need to consult local people to ensure plans suit the needs of people with dementia, their carers and families and we plan to check out your views on a regular basis the portal will be another route to reach a lot of people.
“Despite the achievements we have made so far we know that change must go beyond health and social care, and further into our everyday lives.
“We have already made and sustained many improvements in recent years but there is still more to do and we must continue to shape our work and that of local providers and organisations and set out the plans to support people to live well with dementia in NEL.
Marc Wilson, Business Manager, focus independent adult social work & Services4Me said: “focus and I have, and continue to work with the community, to develop Services4Me since 2011 as a FREE online directory of Health & Social Care Services for NEL which has over 900 providers registered.
“We have been working closely in partnership with the CCG to develop the new Dementia portal and are delighted to add to this directory the new MyLife Dementia Portal. Which along with many other services, is enhancing this valuable online resource to give the public access to Advice, Information and Signposting to the local Health & Social Care economy.”
To view the portal please visit: http://www.services4.me.uk/mylife
The Central Business Unit have My Life flyers available for anyone to give out or you can download a copy >HERE<
For further information contact the NHS North Yorkshire and Humber Communications Team on 0300 303 8394