Cllr Nigel Long at Flowers House

When it comes to highlighting good dementia services, July is proving a high point for Milton Keynes Adult Social Care Services. 

A second Council run dementia centre has been awarded top marks for its services in July, by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  

On the 27th July, the CQC published its inspection findings for Flowers House in Bletchley. It scored top marks in all areas of service. This comes hot on the heels of a CQC report published on the 4th July, on Courteneys Lodge Dementia Centre, South Furzton, which also scored top marks.

Cllr Nigel Long, Cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Housing said, “The latest report from the CQC on Flowers House is really good. It reinforces the key messages from the report on Courteneys Lodge, namely that both are great services built around great staff, doing a great job.” 

Cllr Long added, “This is a really great service. It is about helping older residents people with dementia to live independent lives in a supportive community based environment.”

He continued, “We are able to achieve high standards because the staff are well trained, well managed and care deeply about their work. I am so proud of what they do in often very demanding circumstances.”

The number of people in Milton Keynes with dementia is set to rise to 3250 by 2021. This is, in part, due to the ageing population, but also because from April 2017 the dementia diagnoses rate will be based on the GP registered population. (Source: MKC Interim Dementia Strategy 2017-18)

Cllr Long concluded, “In terms of future care challenges, complexity of needs, rather than demographic changes, is the big challenge. We want to meet the needs of all older people, but within that community those with dementia face major challenges. We aim to meet those challenges through great person focused services.”



Contact: Cllr Nigel Long: 07799 035756.

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