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Dementia Friendly Beeston & Holbeck

The Dementia Friendly Beeston & Holbeck Group is an alliance of a variety of statutory and voluntary agencies and businesses who work and volunteer in Beeston and Holbeck Ward.

12 July 2014
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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?

We want to increase dementia awareness within our neighbourhood, we want to work with a wide range of public facing services to do this – Leeds City Council services, voluntary sector services, transport services, private businesses - shops, taxi firms etc. We aim to facilitate basic awareness training for our members. We also want to better connect people living with Dementia and their carers and families into local support services that are available to them, raising awareness of what dementia is and where support is available will help to do this. 

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

We need to engage a wide range of partners to ensure they are informed about Dementia.  Partners may not prioritise this issue so we need to inspire people to take action on Dementia. 

2. Actions

  • To raise awareness of Dementia in our neighbourhood

    • We have delivered a briefing session for staff from a variety of statutory and voluntary services.
    • We have delivered training to the staff at the local One Stop Centre.
    • A training session is planned with local pharmacies.
    • We want to deliver awareness sessions to local businesses.
    • We want to deliver awareness sessions to other front line staff in the local authority that we haven’t yet reached: libraries staff / sheltered housing staff / care staff.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • To better promote local and citywide dementia support services

    • We want to increase participation from those affected by dementia (including families and carers) in activities that can offer support and a social outlet
    • We want to make sure publicity for dementia sessions is friendly and welcoming
    • We want to make sure local and citywide services are aware of each other and work together
    • We want to increase the reach of local services through better connecting local agencies that might work with people with dementia (care homes, social care services, housing agencies)

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member