For those that were unable to take part, they were given the opportunity to share their experiences of local services at the time. In addition, three discussion sessions were held within nursing and residential homes.
- Navigating the care system was seen as a major challenge, with different parts of that system experienced as poorly co-ordinated
- Support from individual health and social care professionals was highly valued, as was the sense of community amongst local dementia-focussed groups and groups for unpaid carers
- Many experiences in hospital had raised concerns, although there was optimism about the potential for this to move in a positive direction.
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