This report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the York Dementia Friendly Communities programme, which promotes a range of innovative projects. It looks at how people with dementia have been involved in shaping the programme.
The evaluation was carried out over a ten-month period from February to November 2014 using a range of approaches including face-to-face and telephone interviews with individuals, an online questionnaire and observation at a range of meetings.
The report identifies:
- the distinctive features of the York Dementia Friendly Communities Programme, which promotes a wide range of innovative projects
- how people with dementia have been involved in shaping the York programme
- the opportunity for York to integrate health and social care services and to focus on the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers, and
- the learning for others who are trying to build dementia friendly communities.