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Younger People With Dementia (YPWD)

YPWD (Berkshire) was set up in 2012 and our aim was to provide a range of support and ancillary services to younger people with dementia (those diagnosed below the age of 65), and to their families and carers, within the Berkshire West area covering Wokingham, Reading and Newbury. We sought to provide advice, help and support to enable people affected by young onset dementia to have a fuller life, offer assistance, whether practical, motivational or through a mix of communication, personal meetings and social events, to enable them to better cope with the challenges that faced them. We have since expanded to provide our services within the whole of Berkshire.

15 November 2016
South East
Local Alliances:
Bracknell Forest 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?

YPWD have joined the DAA to work together with other like minded organisations in the local community to make this better for younger people living with dementia.

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

The action plan we have put in place will be reviewed at our team meetings.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Arrange a Dementia Friends session to include all staff on the 15th February 2017 during team meeting.


    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • Joint Working

    Networking with other DAA members to establish the YPWD charity in the local community, raise its profile and pool resources for workshops for people with dementia and their carers.

    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • Awareness Raising

    Working in partnership with the Bracknell Forest DAA & The Alzheimer's Society to raise awareness of local events and services at YPWD workshops with service users.


    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member Action