|Contact||Michael Hurt, Commissioning Manager, Older People’s Mental Health and Dementia, NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group|
|Address||Jubilee House, Bloxwich Lane, Walsall, WS2 7JL|
Pathways 4 Life dementia support worker service for hard to reach groups is a partnership initiative between the Accord Group and Age UK Walsall offering dementia support and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic groups (BME) in Walsall.
The service which has been running since 2012 is commissioned by the joint commissioning unit for NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group and Walsall Council.
The service has two parts to it:
- Raising awareness of dementia and supporting people to go to their GP – this might mean carrying out a Six Item Cognitive Impairment (6-CIT) test , and
- Healthy lifestyles to reduce risk and promote independence.
The video below showcases the range of services – all helping to raise awareness and improve access to services in hard-to-reach communities. It was produced for Community Care Live in Birmingham recently where both the commissioner and provider co-presented the dementia services aimed at hard to reach groups in our area.
To find out further information about Pathways 4 Life in Walsall please contact Michael Hurt, Commissioning Manager, Older People’s Mental Health and Dementia, NHS Walsall CCG, using the contact details at the top of the page.