NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is giving people living with dementia and their carers the opportunity to have their say on local dementia services.

The CCG is holding a special dementia ‘listening café’ at Poulton YMCA, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde on Monday 11 April at 2-3pm.

People living with dementia, or those who care for someone who is, are invited to attend and share their experiences, good or bad, with a member of Fylde and Wyre CCG’s patient engagement team.

It’s part of a wider ‘conversation’ about dementia which is taking place across the whole of Lancashire in a bid to assess people’s priorities and what changes to services may be needed.

Lesley Tiffen, commissioning manager at Fylde and Wyre CCG, said: “If you’re living with dementia, or care for someone who is, please come along to this dedicated dementia listening café at Poulton YMCA. We want to know which services are working well for you and hear your thoughts and views on the support services available to you in Fylde and Wyre.

“This will then be fed back to the strategic clinical network which will assess all of the feedback and look to make changes and improvements to services to give people living with dementia, and their carers, a better quality of life.”

For further information, please contact the CCG on 01253 956400 or email enquiries@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk.

  • NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
  • Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 152,000 people across approximately 320sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
  • The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
  • Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.