Committee members wanted

The Ilkley group for dementia awareness and support needs more committee members to help spread the load and energise the work it does in the Ilkley area.

There is a  monthly support meeting, and present members need extra hands to develop initiatives to promote dementia awareness.  The Ilkley group has a few dementia awareness trainers who offer monthly sessions but the committee would like to do more publicity at events, etc.  The time commitment can be as short or as long as individuals wish.

As a Committee member could you help develop dementia awareness,  encourage others in the town to get involved, promote dementia training with local businesses.  Maybe you have some ideas of your own you would like to see developed.

The Group is constituted, has some funds, and a bank account...


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Launch of new support group

Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action group (DFIA) is inviting anyone who cares for, or has previously cared for someone living with dementia, to a monthly support session.

The first informal meeting was on Monday 21 January at 7pm at the Wheatley Arms, Ben Rhydding.
Anyone is invited to turn up to discuss, in an informal setting, what they would like from the session, where health care professionals will be also be in attendance.

DFIA also run Dementia Friends information sessions, open to all, where you can learn a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia, and then turn that knowledge into understanding and actions. The next sessions are Monday 11th March 6pm and Saturday 6 April at 10am, at the Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley.

 


Congratulations to Amber

Congratulations to Amber on her Community Award Nomination for her volunteering work with Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action .

Amber receiving her certificate from Ilkley Town Mayor, Cllr. Steven Butler

 Although in the middle of an extremely busy GCSE year, since December 2017 Amber has been a valuable link between Ilkley Grammar School and Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action Group.  Giving up her time for evening meetings, volunteering helpful suggestions and demonstrating her commitment to her voluntary role in working towards making a difference for people living with Dementia in our Ilkley Community including organising a bun sale which raised valuable funds.

 Amber has a positive and caring demeanour and is an inspiration for younger people who aspire to work in Health and Social Care.  Understanding how small things can make a...


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About Us

Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action

 

We are a small voluntary group of local people who:

  • Want Ilkley to become a Dementia Friendly Town in which people living with dementia and their carers feel happy to be a part of, know they can access the support they need and participate in activities which are meaningful to them, as long as possible
  • Aim to reduce the stigma and raise understanding of dementia through awareness raising activities, including Dementia Friends sessions
  • Reduce the fear surrounding dementia so more people living with dementia are diagnosed earlier so they can receive the support they need and improve the quality of their lives

To do this, we need to bring together the whole Town in making a difference to those with living with dementia, including families and carers.

If...


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Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action

We are a small group of local people working towards making Ilkley a Dementia Friendly community, where those living with dementia can feel  confident living here or visiting. Come and join us, so together we can make our community equally welcome for everyone.

Are you interested in supporting Dementia Friendly Ilkley? Come along to our next Sessions.

There are lots of ways you can Get Support in Ilkley, have a look at our local groups.

Have a look at our Events and News to see how you can get involved.

Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action

You may also send a Text Message to, or leave a message on 07936 446097


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