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Yorkshire Housing

Yorkshire Housing is large Social Housing provider within the Yorkshire Region

23 April 2018
Yorkshire and Humber
Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
York Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Yorkshire Housing is a large social landlord which provides support services across the Yorkshire Region. We are committed to delivering a respectful reliable support services to our customers and family’s who live with dementia. We have professional trained staff that work closely in neighbourhoods to promote dementia friendly society’s within the regions. We are dedicated to raising awareness of dementia within the organisation and plan to train all staff within the organisation to be dementia friendly. We supply and fit assistive technology to many homes across the region to promote independence and safety.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The challenge is getting everyone trained and dementia friendly, whether it be the gas man that comes to fix  a boiler to the person at the other end of the telephone we all need to work together to understand the needs of family’s and customers suffering from dementia.

Funding to build new supported accommodation for people with dementia is limited and often not priority for development. 

2. Actions

  • Training

    Train all staff to be dementia aware

  • Become a dementia friendly organisation

    Become a dementia friendly organisation

  • Promote a dementia champion

    Promote a dementia champion

  • Dementia Friendly Communities

    Promote dementia community’s within our business area

  • Support

    Continue to support families who live with dementia

  • Independence

    Look at ways in which we can house customers with dementia to maintain independence for as long as possible

    Initial Scoping
  • Collaborative Working

    Continue to work with other organisations to assist customers to remain independent

  • Stigma

    Work to dispel myth’s about dementia

  • Assistive Technology

    Continue to grow assistive technology installations