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Burley-in-Wharfedale Dementia Action Group

We are a small group of local people who want Burley-in-Wharfedale to become a Dementia Friendly Community in which people living with dementia and their carers feel happy to be a part of, know they can access the support they need and participate in activities which are meaningful to them, for as long as possible. We aim to reduce the stigma and raise understanding of dementia through awareness raising activities, such as Dementia Friends sessions. We will also try to reduce the fear surrounding dementia so more people living with dementia are diagnosed earlier and they can receive the support they need to improve the quality of their lives.

14 June 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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?

We are raising awareness by holding Dementia Friends sessions throughout the community. 

We are working with businesses and organisations to become dementia friendly by offering Dementia Friends sessions, and supporting them to write action plans so they can join Bradford DAA.

We are working in partnership to build links with support organisations like the Alzheimer’s Society and Carers’ Resource to make sure those living with dementia are supported and know where to find information.

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

The challenges for our group include having capacity to deliver all our objectives, accessing funding, transport and other necessary resources. 

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness and understanding of dementia locally.

    Run some dementia-friends public information sessions, followed by the video clip and personal stories from people who are living with dementia

    Offer to run dementia friends sessions for local groups of volunteers e.g.  Good Neighbours, Burley Fields, Sun Lane Nature Reserve and Walkers are Welcome

    Run dementia friends sessions for local businesses, including local taxi companies and bus companies as appropriate

    Encourage more people to become Dementia Champions

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  • Encourage Local businesses to become more dementia friendly and to join the DAA.

    Encourage suitable businesses to stock x2 Age UK dementia booklets and other relevant information and leaflets

      Encourage businesses to write a dementia action plan and display a sticker


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  • Work towards Burley-in-Wharfedale becoming a dementia friendly village

    Undertake an assessment of Burley-in-Wharfedale (utilizing Alzheimer’s Society checklist)

    Raise awareness of the community buses

    Produce a simple Burley-in-Wharfedale bus timetable, including costs

    Produce a laminated signposting information sheet, including useful numbers to promote relevant activities and service  


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  • Support people with dementia and their carers

    Raise awareness of Carers Resource & other organisations that can help carers with things i.e. benefits, carers emergency plans, advice work and befriending

    Raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Society, including sessions for young people at schools and clubs

    Publicise existing dementia friendly groups and activities in Burley-in-Wharfedale, explaining the nature of the groups and activities

    Promote schemes which offer transport such as the Good Neighbours Scheme & Burley Luncheon Club

    Raise awareness of the availability and encourage use of stickers with the dates of waste collections for wheelie bins


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  • Improve Local Partnership working

    Work with local GP surgery

    Work with local businesses and services i.e.  hairdressers, library and Open Door

    Make contact with Burley Hall Nursing Home and Hanover sheltered housing schemes

    Build links with Menston, Ilkley and other dementia friendly communities in the Wharfe Valley


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