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Woodthorpe Community Group

We are a small group of local residents who are working to create a greater feeling of community in our area.

Updated:
30 January 2018
Local Alliances:
York 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?

Woodthorpe York Community group was set up to create a greater feeling of community in our area. We organise local events ourselves that bring local residents together and we look for opportunities to improve our local environment. We recognise that local residents will be living with dementia or have family members living with dementia and we want them to feel comfortable joining in with our events and feel part of the local community.

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

We are a small group of volunteers and therefore it may be difficult to devote the time needed to ensure all events are dementia friendly.             

Member website

Woodthorpeyork.com

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Community group members have attended dementia friends information sessions helping to remove any preconceptions we had.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Promote local dementia friendly activities and training sessions

    Use our facebook page and community noticeboard to promote local events, maintaining close links with Dementia Yorkshire.    

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Understand how we can make our events more inclusive and dementia friendly

    Working with Dementia Yorkshire, speak to local residents living with dementia and their families to ask them how we can make our events more inclusive and dementia friendly    

    Status:
    Planning