Opinion Research Services (ORS), has been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care to engage with people with a diagnosis of dementia and/or their carers. The intention is that this will build on wider engagement and enable first hand reports to Ministers and senior management to determine if actions under the 2020 Dementia Implementation Plan are making a difference to people’s lives. We want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure that we properly reflect the experiences of people with dementia and their families and carers.

There are four phases of the engagement and in each phase they will be asking people to complete a short questionnaire about their experiences which can be completed by the person with dementia or by somebody else on their behalf. They have already completed the first and second phase and some of the results are available on their hub www.opinionresearch.co.uk/dementia2020panel

The third phase questionnaire is now available on their hub and asks them about their experiences of day-to-day living for the person with dementia, dementia-friendly communities and dementia research. People can complete the online survey by visiting https://www.ors.org.uk/surveys/dementia2020/

If you’d like to take part but would prefer a postal / paper questionnaire you can request one online or by emailing dementiapanel@ors.org.uk or calling ( 0800 311 2126

Opinion Research Services (ORS), is an independent agency which has been commissioned to carry out this work on behalf of Department for Health and Social Care.

If you have any questions about the research, please contact either

Claire Thomas or Daniel Morris on  ( 0800 311 2126 or dementiapanel@ors.org.uk