Cardiff and Vale University Health Board: Cardiff and Vale Young Onset Dementia Service

The team developed a service to provide age appropriate support to people diagnosed with dementia.

The service saw an increase in referral rates and realised net cost savings of £133k in the first year of operation.

The judges were impressed with this comprehensive and highly accessible service delivered by a committed workforce. This project addressed an unmet need in the community and was highly responsive. 

Read a detailed case study about this project at HSJ Solutions


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