The idea is simple—giving people living with dementia a stronger PRESENCE in local communities and public services
and enabling them to make a contribution to other people’s lives. It therefore means moving from needs assessments to capability assessments.
This implies a new type of collaboration between people living with dementia and public services, based on co-production approaches and values.
East Dunbartonshire Council, the Joint Improvement Team and Governance International have embarked on PRESENT, which looks to transform public services and local communities through co-production when working with people affected by dementia. You can also view the Dementia Co-Production Star briefing note.