Third sector dementia support is characterised by wide variation and a heavy reliance on volunteer engagement. Whilst there is a growth in the reach and diversity of different schemes, their short-term funding results in a loss of networks, collaborations and local knowledge. This practice paper reflects on strengthening community-based dementia support and care via public and third sector partnerships. National and local data-sources could help charities and commissioners begin to identify inequalities of provision.
|Voluntary Sector Review
|Accepted/In press - 5 Nov 2021