Selby District Council

Selby District Council, is based in the town of Selby and provides services to an area which includes Tadcaster and a host of villages. The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Selby Urban District, Selby Rural District and parts of Derwent Rural District, Hemsworth Rural District, Osgoldcross Rural District and Tadcaster Rural District. Of them, Derwent Rural District was in the historic East Riding of Yorkshire, but the rest were in the West Riding of Yorkshire. On 1 April 1996, the parishes of Acaster Malbis, Askham Bryan, Askham Richard, Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe, Deighton, Dunnington, Elvington, Fulford, Heslington, Kexby, Naburn and Wheldrake were all transferred from the district to form part of the new City of York unitary authority. According to the 2001 census, those parishes had a population of 22,873.

19 January 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Selby & District 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?

Selby District Council wants to act as an exemplar in being dementia friendly.  The Council has already committed to training as many staff and elected members as possible in dementia awareness and has now produced an action plan to develop its services even further.

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

Selby District Council key challenge will be having the most appropriate resources in place to deliver certain aspects of the action plan that will require financial and staff resources.  Other challenges will be communications and getting the right messages out to the right people

Member website

2. Actions

  • To deliver awareness sessions to all staff, and as many elected members as possible.

    SDC want to increase the awareness of Dementia within the organisation and the community to improve the experiences of those with Dementia when they are accessing services.

    Being implemented
  • Encourage membership of the DAA

    To network with local businesses, promoting the Selby District Dementia Action Alliance, and encouraging them to take part in the work that is ongoing locally.

    Being implemented
  • Publicising the DAA and Dementia Friendly Communities

    We will use all our means of external communication to publicise the Dementia Friendly concept. This will include amongst others, our website, e mail signatures, letter heads, newsletters, Council Tax and Business Rates notifications, Council vehicles.