York Dementia Action Alliance

History and Vision


York Dementia Action Alliance was established in 2013 and developed from a Joseph Rowntree Foundation action research project called ‘Dementia Without Walls’. York Dementia Action Alliance has built on the report's initial recommendations and aims to raise awareness, tackle stigma, to be a hub for communication and improve services.  The vision for York Dementia Action Alliance is for York to become a ‘dementia friendly’ city, enabling people to live well within their communities.

Joining York DAA

If you would like to be part of making a change to the lives of people living with dementia in York you can get involved and become a member of the York Dementia Action Alliance.

To join the DAA please complete an action plan here

Members will be given a logo to display to show their commitment. You will also be invited to York DAA meetings periodically, and receive the newsletter. York DAA may contact you occasionally to discuss how you are doing and offer any support.

If you would like any help with completing your action plan or have any questions , please contact: 

Emily Abbott, Dementia Action Coordinator, York CVS 

E: dementia-action@yorkcvs.org.uk.


For more information about what you can do within your organisation to become dementia friendly visit: