Dementia Friendly Leeds
Dementia Friendly Leeds is a campaign to raise awareness of dementia and make services more accessible. It is a partnership between Leeds Older People’s Forum, Alzheimer’s Society and Leeds City Council. We encourage organisations, individuals and businesses to become more Age and Dementia Friendly and offer support to do so, including our free guide to being an Age and Dementia Friendly business or organisation. You can also see a list of Age and Dementia Friendly businesses and services in Leeds.
Get in touch with one of the Time to Shine Friendly Communities Workers if you would like more information.
Dementia Friends for volunteers in Leeds
A Dementia Friend is somebody who learns about dementia so they can help their community be more dementia friendly. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want. As part of the work of the Friendly Communities project we want to support volunteers in Leeds to be able to offer good support for people who are living with dementia.
Dementia Friendly Leeds offers Dementia Friends sessions for people who are volunteers through the city wide COVID-19 Community Care Volunteer programme, anyone who supports people in the community more informally using the Being a Good Neighbour Pack and anyone else who is volunteering in the city. They are for anyone in Leeds who wants to learn more about how they can support people who are living with dementia, the sessions are easy, short and interactive.
Book your place on a Dementia Friends session
- The sessions are every Monday at 12.00 - 12:40 online (we will be adding more on different days).
- The session will either be a webinar (sound and no video, using typing to join in) or livestream (using sound, video and some typing).
- Go to the Dementia Friends website to register with your contact details then you can book your place.
- Look for the sessions with the title: Dementia Friends for Volunteers in Leeds
Short of time? Alzheimer's Society offers a 5 minute Dementia Friends video for people who do not have time to do the 40 minute interactive session.
Accessibility: Get in touch if you have any questions about the accessibility of the sessions, if you need to do the session at a different time or if you have any other questions.
Contact: [email protected]
COVID 19 Updates
Friendly Communities (Leeds Older People’s Forum)
We are adapting the Time to Shine Friendly Communities project to the current extraordinary circumstances. We want to support our communities to become and to remain age and dementia friendly as we go through the coronavirus crisis. We are helping to keep older people connected, share good practice, work in partnership and provide a platform for older people’s voices on Covid-19.
We will continue our work supporting Dementia Friendly Leeds. We will keep sharing information on our website and social media, including updates about changes to support services for carers and people living with dementia.
In light of the most recent Government guidance, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend all our face-to-face and group services with immediate effect – we are replacing these with telephone support, increasing this to ensure we support people’s well-being through isolation.
We’re still here for anyone affected by dementia. If you have anyone who you would like to refer to the Memory Support Worker service please contact 0113 2311727 we are open Monday- Friday 9:00- 5:00. Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Connect support line: 0333 150 3456.
Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. It’s really easy to do