DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Get a Roadmap

This page provides information about what is included in your Dementia Roadmap package, the work required to develop a local Roadmap and activities to consider in preparation for the development.

Download a briefing paper containing the information that is on this page.

Installation, subscription and invoicing

New Dementia Roadmap subscribers pay a one-off installation cost of £750 plus an annual subscription cost of £750.

To initiate the development of your Dementia Roadmap please ask your finance team to add Dementia Pathfinders CIC (details below) as a supplier, raise a purchase order number for £1500 and send it by email along with your invoice address details to magda.swiecicka@dementiapathfinders.org.

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company (CIC)
Company number: 08482751
Registered office: 154 Weston Park, London, N8 9PN
Chief Executive: Barbara Stephens, 0845 257 2250, 07786513351, barbara.stephens@dementiapathfinders.org

What we offer

Your Dementia Roadmap package includes:

  • A local Dementia Roadmap at https://dementiaroadmap.info/yourlocality
  • High quality, expertly-curated information about nationally relevant resources and groups, organised across the main topics reflecting the dementia journey
  • A user-friendly content management system, enabling you to add information about locally relevant resources and groups
  • Introductory training to show you how to manage content on your Roadmap
  • An online learning environment containing step-by-step guides and tutorials that can be printed for offline use
  • A bespoke visitor analytics dashboard, enabling you to analyse how your local population is using your Dementia Roadmap, and
  • Marketing materials to help you promote your Roadmap to your local stakeholders.

The Dementia Roadmap team will create your local Dementia Roadmap and populate it with a wide range of high quality, expert-curated information about nationally relevant resources and groups, organised across a set of topics that reflect the dementia journey. Examples of this could be information about factsheets, reports and guidance published by trusted sources, such as the Alzheimer’s Society, the Care Quality Commission, The King’s Fund, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, NHS England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

We will provide introductory training for your local editorial team to ensure that they are able to add, edit and manage content on your Dementia Roadmap. This will be delivered remotely via a web meeting. We will also provide access to an online learning environment containing step-by-step guides and tutorials that can be printed for offline use.

The Dementia Roadmap team will create a bespoke visitor analytics dashboard containing detailed statistics about visitor use of your Dementia Roadmap. This profiles a range of metrics, including: user and page view timelines; popular pages, downloads and clicks to external sites; sessions by user type and device; and top traffic referral sources and social media referral sources. This will allow you to analyse how your local population is using your Dementia Roadmap.

We will also provide you with a range of marketing materials to help you promote your Hub to your local stakeholders and those that will benefit from using it.

If you wish to commission the development of a Dementia Roadmap for your locality please email enquiries@dementiaroadmap.info.

What you need to contribute

We encourage you to nominate a lead person to manage your work to develop a local Dementia Roadmap. For example, this could be a Commissioning Manager with a responsibility for dementia within a Clinical Commissioning Group or Local Authority.

Content development work is required to populate, edit and manage your local Dementia Roadmap with resources and groups that are relevant to your locality. This includes for example, information about activity and social groups, day services, lunch clubs, memory cafes, respite care services, Singing for the Brain groups etc. This also includes for example, information about local care pathways, prescribing guidelines, referral protocols etc.

We encourage you to nominate an editor or establish a local editorial team to undertake the content development work, as it is most likely to deliver an end product that is locally owned, cost-effective and sustainable in the long-term.

From our experience in supporting local teams to develop local Dementia Roadmaps, it can take it can take up to five days of editorial input to populate your Roadmap with locally relevant content. Following this initial work you will need to provide ongoing editorial input to ensure that the local content is kept up to date.

Depending on local commissioning arrangements you may wish to consider commissioning a local voluntary sector agency, such as the Alzheimer’s Society, to take on the editorial role and undertake the content development work.

We have developed a template for a business case that can be adapted to help generate stakeholder buy-in. This includes learning points from the Dementia Roadmaps developed to date. If you wish to receive the business case template please email enquiries@dementiaroadmap.info.

Preparing for your Roadmap

We recommend that you consider the following activities in preparation for the development of your Dementia Roadmap:

  • Register your interest in developing a local Dementia Roadmap by email to enquiries@dementiaroadmap.info
  • Share the background information about the Dementia Roadmap with your local stakeholders.
  • Establish a local project team to oversee your work to develop a local Dementia Roadmap. This may include: GP champions, dementia leads, quality assurance leads, IT support.
  • Develop a business case to help secure resources for the development of your local Dementia Roadmap. Consider possible sources of funding to support the acceleration of innovation and knowledge transfer, such as Academic Health Science Networks.
  • Gather information about local groups and resources that will appear on your local Dementia Roadmap. This includes for example, information about activity and social groups, day services, lunch clubs, memory cafes, respite care services, Singing for the Brain groups etc. This also includes for example, information about local care pathways, prescribing guidelines, referral protocols etc.
  • Discuss with neighbouring localities to explore the possibility of connecting a cluster of local Roadmaps across relevant local boundaries and strategic footprints. The Clinical Lead for Dementia within your relevant Strategic Clinical Networks may be able to provide intelligence about potential clusters.
  • Think about ways you will communicate with your local primary care staff about your local Dementia Roadmap
  • Adapt the marketing materials, tailor them to suit your locality and disseminate them to local GP surgeries to raise awareness about your local Dementia Roadmap

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