Annual data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) on the number of registered patients:


  • diagnosed with dementia
  • diagnosed with dementia and whose care has been reviewed in a face-to-face review in the preceding 12 months

The vision and strategic objectives of this 10 year strategy were produced in partnership by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council, local partners from the third sector, as well as through talking to people with dementia, their carers, staff and service providers about their experiences as part of the Dementia Health Needs Assessment 2017.


The 10 year time frame allows for long-term planning. This is especially important when planning housing and hospital provision which takes a substantial time to develop and implement. The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Dementia Strategy:


  • Sets out the vision for what is wanted to be achieved by 2028
  • Will enhance partnership working
  • Identifies key priorities for what needs to improve
  • Will engage local people in discussion on what works best for them
  • Ensures that person-centred care will be provided

This health needs assessment aims to systematically review the needs of people with dementia and their carers and to inform a refreshed Dementia Strategy for Cardiff and the Vale. It includes the epidemiology of dementia, a summary of the evidence base, examples of best practice, a summary of existing local services, and qualitative evaluation which explored in detail the views of people with dementia, carers, and professionals.