This report outlines the findings from a survey about the provision of dementia adviser services. The aim of this research was to explore the provision of services available to older people, with particular reference to dementia adviser services throughout England. To achieve this, those responsible for commissioning dementia adviser services within Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Local Authorities (LAs), were invited to complete an online survey in October/November 2015. A total of 89 CCGs and LAs responded to the voluntary survey out of a total of 209 CCGs and 150 LAs1. Although 89 responses were achieved, the survey responses cover more than 89 CCGs/LAs due to the effect of joint commissioning, which is explored in greater depth later on in this report. Taking into account the effect of joint commissioning the survey responses represent 141 CCGs/LAs that dementia services are commissioned in, giving an overall response rate of 39%.
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