Dementia Golden Ticket Stakeholder Event


In July, the High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group’s (HWLH CCG) Governing Body approved the roll-out of the Award winning model of care, called; The Dementia Golden Ticket.

Phased implementation will begin from October 2017.

In light of this fantastic news, HWLH CCG will be holding a 2.5 hour Session so that you can see the final model of care that will be implemented in your locality, the services which will be on offer and the stakeholder roles which will play a key part in its delivery.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to learn about the innovative model of care, and meet and greet people you may be working with and meeting in the future.

It’s important that a representative from the various organisations in the area attends the event, so that information can be cascaded to your teams. From October 2017, patients with a diagnosis of Dementia will be issued a Golden Ticket and your organisation, or you as a carer, will need to know what this means for that patient/carer, which you may be supporting.

Please therefore hold this event in your diaries:

Dementia Golden Ticket Stakeholder Event

Friday 22 September 2017


The Main Hall, Meridian Centre, Meridian Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8BB

A draft agenda is outlined below:


  1. 1 hour Session, 2.00-3.00pm

Introduction to the Dementia Golden Ticket Model of Care

  • Welcome and Introductions (CCG Representative)
  • The Dementia Golden Ticket Model of Care (Clinical Lead for Dementia, Dr Emma Costello)
  • Meet the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Golden Ticket Team
  • Introduction to ‘Blip’ Clinics (Primary Care/SPFT)
  • Review Meetings – (Clinical Lead for Dementia, Dr Emma Costello)


2.  3.00-3.15pm comfort break

3.  1 hour Session, consisting of 10 Minute 2 slide presentation, 3.15-4.05:

‘Our Role in the GT model of Care and How to contact us’

  • Dementia Guide Service (ESCC)
  • Post-Diagnosis Wellbeing Services – Memory Cafes and Choirs (Know Dementia)
  • Post-Diagnosis Exercise Classes (Freedom/Wave Leisure)
  • Admiral Nurses (Wendy Weiner)

    4.  Q&A, 4.05-4.30pm

5.  Close at 4.30pm

For any queries, the contact at HWLH CCG is:

Keisha Birdine

Project Support Officer

 High Weald Lewes Havens CCG

36-38 Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2PB

Direct Line: 01273 485434



All Freedom of Information Requests should be sent to

Alternatively, you can contact Kate Davies, Chair, Meridian Mature Citizens Forum 

Tel: 01273 516207



The Meridian Forum has now been in existence for more than 10 years, and relies heavily on a “core” of committee members that give their all to enhance the lives of the “over 50s”. We have two longstanding members, Brian and Yvonne Vernon, whose lives were tragically turned round nearly 2 years ago when Brian contracted encephalitis (an acquired brain injury). Brian was in hospital for over a year, but although he is now being cared for at Chasley Trust in Eastbourne, his family want him back home, where he belongs. His wife Yvonne and his daughter Sharon, have been busily fundraising to purchase various pieces of equipment that would help Brian return to the family nest. They are seeking funds to help purchase a hoist, so PLEASE PLEASE visit Brian’s website at – it gives a real insight into Brian’s struggle and I think the whole family have been incredibly brave, and you can donate via the links on this page. Please be generous – the family are not only asking for money – they do a lot of fundraising at markets and would appreciate donations of goods to sell.


Changes to library opening hours

From Monday 28th November libraries in East Sussex will be open less frequently, following a public consultation.

The reduction in opening hours will save around £500,000 a year from library running costs, toward an overall savings target from the service of £2 million. Most of the changes have happened when libraries are less busy. All libraries will be open on a Saturday and many will stay open until 6pm on a Thursday. Check opening times of your local library by visiting our website

When libraries are closed you can still access the e-library to renew and reserve books, update your details and download e-books. For those unable to visit a library due to ill-health, disability or caring responsibilities, there is a home library service, where volunteers select and deliver library books to your home. For more details 

Library opening hours


Have your say on proposed changes

East Sussex County Council has to make savings of more than £70 million by March 2019. This includes a savings target of £2million in the library service. We need to make some difficult decisions to achieve this.

We are proposing to reduce opening hours across our 24 libraries by around 25% on average, to save around £500,000 a year. We would like to hear your views about the following draft proposals:

  • All libraries will be open only between the hours of 10am and 5pm
  • Libraries that currently open later than 5.30pm would retain one evening opening until 6pm
  • Libraries that open on a Saturday will continue to do so

No changes would be made to the E-library service, which allows library members to access e-books and e-audiobooks and a range of free online reference material 24 hours a day. Members and non-members will still be able to make enquiries online or by phone.

Full details about the proposals for each library are on our consultation page. You can give your views about library opening hours until 3 April 2016.

Visit to tell us what you think

What happens next

These proposals are part of a wider review of the library service looking at the way services are provided, including staffing levels and stock funds.

Following this consultation updated proposals will be presented to Cabinet in summer 2016. If approved, the reduction in opening hours would take effect in autumn 2016.

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