a1 Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling E-mail: email@example.com
a2 Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick E-mail: BrittanyJEllis@gmail.com
This article reviews the consultation process during the development of a local dementia strategy. The processes of involvement by the range of stakeholders involved and how their different views shaped the strategy are considered. Particular attention is paid to the involvement of people with dementia as they are the recipients of the services to be shaped by the strategy and also form the group most difficult to reach. This article demonstrates the value of including a wide range of stakeholders in the development of local policy and the importance of involving people with dementia in policy development.