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The Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust

The Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust (CBFT) was founded to support and deliver projects aimed predominantly at helping elderly and vulnerable people in the community as well as identifying ways all social groups can come together. It is currently staffed entirely by volunteers. The Foundation now reaches over 400 older people, and others at risk of social isolation, in and around Middleton in South Leeds, and is planning to expand its current provision of four social evenings a year, two monthly dementia cafes (Holbeck Feast and La Bella Café), three Sunday Lunch Clubs, and harsh weather and Christmas meals and home visits

15 January 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector
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?

The Foundation supports people with dementia in the Middleton area through its various activities, including two monthly dementia cafes which are proving to be very popular and well-attended.

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

The continuing need to raise funds to allow this work to continue, and to ensure we have sufficient volunteers supporting our activities.

2. Actions

  • Dementia awareness

    To ensure that our volunteers have a good awareness of dementia to support them in their role. This may be Dementia Friends information sessions.

  • Build on the success of our dementia cafes

    We will continue to develop our popular dementia cafes in South Leeds, Holbeck Feast and La Bella Café, and are planning to open two more dementia cafes over the next year.

  • Supporting people with dementia to benefit from all our activities

    We are planning to increase to monthly social evenings and are supporting people living with dementia (including carers?) to attend these valuable social opportunities. We also ensure that people living with dementia are included in our harsh weather meals service and are able to receive a hot meal and visit from a friendly volunteer on Christmas Day.