Welcome to York Dementia Action Alliance (YDAA). We encourage individuals, services, businesses and organisations in York to work towards being dementia friendly and accessible to all.
We also work with local dementia charities and organisations to listen to the views of people living with dementia and carers to inform change within the city.
We want York to be a great place to live and visit for people with dementia and their supporters. Our four broad aims are:
Raise awareness and reduce discrimination
Involve people with dementia in the building of services
Provide a hub for resources and information
Raise the standards of services for people with dementia
Advice for organisations and general advice
Guides from The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Programme (DEEP)
You can also become a dementia Champion by attending a full day training course. For further information Click here.
Innovations in Dementia
Provide bespoke awareness from short 2 hour sessions to full days. They are committed to including people with dementia as designers and tutors. Click here.
Dementia Forward support people living with dementia directly, however they may be able to provide bespoke training sessions for organisations. Click here to enquire further.
Provide a range of courses for both individuals and organisations. Click here.
Virtual Dementia Tour
Aims to give people an experience of what living with dementia may feel like. Can be booked directly with Training2Care Click here or with City of York Council Workforce Development Unit. Click here.
SCIE E-learning Course
For those looking for a free online course SCIE provide 7 modules for those with limited but occasional contact with people living with dementia. Written in 2009, all modules except one (module 4) remain relevant Click here
If you or someone you support is living with dementia, and you’re struggling to find the help, support, information and advice you need please get in touch. Perhaps you’d like to know about activities available in your area, or how to meet other people with dementia for friendship and support.
Similarly, if you are a local business or organisation who wants to do more to support people in your community and allow them to continue to live well, please consider joining the Alliance. We can organise the appropriate training and advice as well as providing regular updates through our monthly newsletter and events throughout the year.
York CVS’ Dementia Action Coordinator, Anna Harrison, provides support to YDAA. If you would like to join our mailing list, become a member of the alliance or require further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Anna on 01904 621133
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