The Co-production of the Care Planning Process with People with Dementia

Activity: Organising a conference or workshopResearch


People living with dementia can often find themselves side-lined. Being in hospital can also mean that a person can become isolated from their support networks. Needing a period of care in hospital when also living with dementia can make a person even more vulnerable to not being heard. When someone moves to a care home or is admitted into hospital, their care plan states their care and support needs and outlines how these needs can be met. Co-production means working together. It is about treating each other with respect and valuing different perspectives equally. Government guidelines recommend that people are involved in their own care. However, there is little help available for healthcare teams on how to do this effectively and so co-production of care plans can feel tricky at times. Our programme steering group, including people with living and learnt experience of dementia, co-created a toolkit to help care teams actively involve people with dementia in writing their own care plans. The ‘St Andrew’s Toolkit for Care Plan Co-production in Dementia’ was shared within the dementia community for feedback from people with experience of living with, supporting or working with someone with a dementia diagnosis. We are also trailing the toolkit at our St Andrew’s Lowther Dementia Village.
Period5 Mar 2024
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Co-Production
  • Dementia