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Funding available to support delivery of Dementia Action Plan 2018-2022 via Integrated Care Fund (ICF)

Date published: 11/07/2018

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

The Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018-2022 was published on 14 February 2018. The main themes of this logosplan include enabling people living with dementia to maintain their independence, in keeping with the focus of ICF. Following the plan's launch, regional partnership boards were asked to take a fundamental look at the existing dementia services and care pathways in each area and develop services which addressed any gaps identified, in line with the dementia plan.

The use of the Dementia Action Plan additional funding must be used to support new ICF projects and services or clearly offer additionality to, services already in place, for people with dementia and cannot be a replacement for other sources of funding.

You can download the Dementia Action Plan here >>>

The total Integrated Care Fund in 2018/19 available to Western Bay stakeholders through this funding proposal process is £864,000.

This funding must be spent in this financial year 18/19 and there is no capacity to overspend as there is no end of year flexibility and funds cannot be carried over into the next financial year. The ICF is not to be used to substitute existing funding streams.

The funding must be used to support schemes and activities that provide an effective integrated and collaborative approach.

They recommend that schemes should support the following priorities identified from the current information submitted from the 'mapping and gapping' exercise:

  • Training and improved communication – across all sectors including schools, development of and roll out of dementia champions and training for care workers;
  • Support for carers;
  • Community Dementia Support Workers;
  • Mental Health lead service provision in the common access point.

Welsh Government indicate that the schemes should also support:

  • Individuals to understand the steps they can take to reduce their risk, or delay the onset, of dementia;
  • The wider population understands the challenges faced by people living with dementia;
  • People are aware of the early signs of dementia; the importance of a timely diagnosis; and know where to get help;
  • More people are diagnosed earlier, enabling them to plan for future and are able access early support and care if needed;
  • Those diagnosed with dementia and their carers and families are able to receive early person centred care and support which is flexible;
  • Research is supported to help us better understand the causes and management of dementia and enables people living with dementia, including families and carers, to be co-researchers;
  • Staff have the skills to help them identify people with dementia and to feel confident and competent in supporting individuals needs post-diagnosis.

Read guidance notes here >>>

Download application form here >>>

Your form must reach us by 5pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018. Please email a copy of the proposal to E:   

If you have any questions or queries regarding the funding or the process, call T: 01792 636680, E: or E: Western Bay Programme Office, E:

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