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Dementia Friendly Horsforth

Voluntary community organisation to maintain Dementia Friendly Community status for Horsforth

18 April 2018
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary, Community organisations
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?

We have been members of Leeds Dementia Action Alliance as Horsforth Town Council - Dementia Friendly project. The Council remains a member; Dementia Friendly Horsforth will join as a new and separate organisation to continue the work with Live at Home schemes and ask their members,

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

Difficulties in getting businesses on board - as they cannot easily allow time for Dementia Friends Sessions or other activities. Difficulty in locating/identifying people with dementia without stigmatizing. Overcoming - extend network and contact, include key people in business, community and NHS locally on our steering group. 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Action Week 2018

    Provide a programme of awareness, education and entertainment for people living with dementia. 

    Being implemented
  • Children, Young people and Students

    Continue to contact schools, university, youth organisations to providedementia friends sessions.

    Being implemented
  • Businesses and shops

    Continue to contact local businesses (hairdressers, cafes, pubs, restaurant, garages) in conjunction with Leeds DAA to encourage them to join the Alliance and staff to become dementia friendly.

    Being implemented
  • Arts, culture and recreation

    Contact sports, leisure and arts clubs to actively promote their events for access and participation of people living with dementia 

    Initial Scoping