Age and Dementia Friendly businesses and organisations

We have developed a guide for businesses and organisations to support and encourage you to take action to become age and dementia friendly.

The guide aims to encourage local businesses and organisations to contribute to making Leeds a place where older people, and people living with dementia, actively participate in the life of the city.

You can download all sections of the guide, and sign up to be age and dementia friendly, below:

How to become Age and Dementia Friendly : A guide for businesses and organisations in Leeds
The key information to help you become more Age and Dementia Friendly

Supporting older customers during Covid-19
A selection of practical actions that older people have said would help them go out with confidence and reduce their risk. All on a single page!

Age and Dementia Friendly checklist
Get helpful ideas on what actions you could take

Age and Dementia Friendly Leeds
Background and local picture

Age and Dementia Friendly: Real life stories
Read about businesses and organisations in Leeds who have taken action

Going the extra mile
Contacts and Information if you want to take your age and dementia friendly work further

If you would like a paper copy of the guide please contact [email protected] / 0113 2441697 and provide a postal address.


Sign up to be Age and Dementia Friendly

After signing up you will:

  • receive Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly stickers for your organisation
  • get free publicity on the Friendly Communities section of the Time to Shine website, and on social media
  • have the opportunity to list your business or organisation as Age and Dementia Friendly on Leeds Directory (an online listing of over 1,500 businesses and organisations which support people to live independently)
  • receive our regular newsletter
  • hear about initiatives, projects and events
  • receive support in achieving your actions

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the actions you intend to take , please get in touch with the Friendly Communities team:

Jude Woods - [email protected] Sarah Prescott - [email protected] 0113 244 1697


Age and Dementia Friendly businesses and organisations in Leeds

The following businesses and organisations have committed to take action to offer an Age and Dementia Friendly service, and to help make Leeds the best city to grow old in.

Can your business or organisation become Age and Dementia Friendly too?

City wide
Acorn Mobility Services
Age UK Leeds
Bee Social Marketing
Canopy Housing
Cards or Die
Care and Repair Leeds
Leeds Older People's Forum
MacComms
Mark Watt Master Joiner
Oakhouse Foods
William Merritt Centre

Belle Isle
Belle Isle Senior Action

Bramley
Full Circle Funerals

Chapel Allerton
Raymond White Optometrist

Crossgates
Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours' Scheme

Farsley
The Candied Peel Cake Co

Gipton
The Old Fire Station

Guiseley
Full Circle Funerals

Holbeck
Holbeck Together

Horsforth
Extra Help (Leeds North)
Horsforth Arts Society

Leeds City Centre
Age UK Leeds
Bee Social Marketing
Leeds Older People's Forum
National Express Leeds
Opera North

Lincoln Green
The Dance Studio Leeds

Oakwood
Oakwood Solicitors

Rawdon
Leeds Neurophysiotherapy

Swillington
RSPB Aire Valley


You can also see lists of businesses and services in Leeds who have signed up to:

  • the Come in and rest scheme, where older people are welcome to pop in for a while and sit down, with no obligation to buy anything or use a service.
  • the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, those who have taken action to make their services Dementia Friendly.

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