The Dementia Partnership Project (DPP) is a partnership between the Department of Health, Western Australia and Alzheimer’s Australia WA aimed at improving the support provided to people living with dementia in the community.
The project’s primary aim is to build capacity within the community care sector through a variety of ways that focus on enabling care providers and health professionals to respond better to the needs of people living with dementia.
The project does not deliver direct care services but utilises a ‘train the trainer’ change management model to build capacity in organisations to improve service delivery and sustainable outcomes.
The focus is on the person’s journey from referral to service delivery. This involves looking at a variety of activities and strategies to enable the community care sector to enhance the ways in which they work with their clients, each other and the sector.
The overall objective is to enhance the experience and improve the quality of life of people living with dementia in the community who access support services.