This report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities programme, and examines how people with dementia can influence what a Dementia Friendly Bradford should be like.
The evaluation was conducted over a ten-month period from February to November 2014 using a range of approaches including individual interviews, group discussions and an online questionnaire. In addition a range of meetings was observed, and the evaluation team hosted a ‘sounding board’ workshop in November which tested initial findings.
The report identifies:
- the distinctive features of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities Programme, which reflect the diverse geography and culture of the district
- how people with dementia can influence what a dementia friendly Bradford should be like
- the main challenges which will need to be addressed to ensure that progress continues, and
- the learning for others who are trying to build dementia friendly communities.