Information about tendering opportunities relating to Dementia.
The market message
It is anticipated that there will be market shaping and tendering opportunities available to suppliers to support the delivery of a refreshed dementia strategy.
Why this is important
- The number of people in North Lincolnshire with a formal diagnosis of dementia was 1,340 in 2020, equivalent to 3.4 percent of the population aged 65+, this figure it is likely to be an underestimate as many people are not formally diagnosed.
- There has been a recent reduction in the number of people with a diagnosis of dementia. Analysis suggests that people have been struggling to access GPs and memory clinics during the pandemic. There is a drive to increase local diagnosis rates to provide appropriate post-diagnostic support.
- This is important as a timely diagnosis enables people living with dementia, their carers and their support network to plan accordingly and work together to improve health and care outcomes.
The Council Plan has a priority to keep people safe and well, this includes providing support to people with dementia and their carers. A refreshed dementia strategy is currently being developed by a Dementia Strategy Steering group, led by North Lincolnshire Health and Care Partnership.
The strategy will set the direction to fulfil the commissioning intent in the Strategic Commissioning Plan [PDF, 1Mb] to provide; appropriate support for people who have dementia and alternative solutions to live well at home. Implementing the dementia strategy is linked to and contributes to the commissioning intent to develop and implement Carer’s Strategy.
In North Lincolnshire the focus is on Living Well with dementia, promoting this across the community and creating a dementia friendly community in the area.
Main points to note
- Following the strategy refresh there may be market shaping or tendering opportunities available to suppliers.
- Organisations are encouraged to share information and resources with the North Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance, a voluntary group with the aim of making North Lincolnshire a dementia friendly place to live.
- Forthcoming tendering opportunities are advertised on the YORTender portal, suppliers will need to register against the appropriate Health and Social Care categories in order to receive alerts.