Rural Action Yorkshire

RAY is an independent charity which works with local communities to improve the quality of life for people living and working in rural Yorkshire.

4 December 2014
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Kirklees 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?

Rural communities face a number of challenges, from accessing services and managing community building, through to keeping community spirit alive and getting residents involved in where they live.

RAY will work in partnership with all its stakeholders, both local and national to provide support, advice and services to rural communities.  To aid them in becoming more dementia friendly.

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

As an organisation who support communities and individuals across a wide range of activities we will endeavour to maintain a focus on dementia friendly communities within the partnership frameworks we are presently working within.

Member website

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia within our organisation.

    Our lead officer on DFC will deliver Dementia Friends Awareness session to staff to ensure officers have a greater understanding of the condition and are able to consider practical, deliverable solutions within the rural communities they are working within.

    Being implemented
  • Produce a DFC resource for Community Buildings

    Research and create a simple, accessible resource which officers can use to support organisations and businesses within communities to enable them to consider their environments and how they might become more dementia friendly.

    Initial Scoping
  • Deliver 3 workshop events

    Work with rural communities in Kirklees to deliver networking events which raise awareness of dementia, but which also provide information and support to organisations on how to become more dementia friendly.