Dementia Friendly Communities
Journal of Dementia Care Conference in association with
Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds • 16-17 June 2014
June 16 Registration and exhibition viewing from 16.00
16.45-18.00 The conference will begin with a lively plenary ‘Question Time’ panel session on ‘Positive risk-taking and dementia friendly communities’,
chaired by Toby Williamson, Mental Health Foundation with a panel of experts including people with dementia and carers (Daphne Wallace, Trevor Jarvis,
Peter and Avril Jones), Simon Wallace, Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire and Humber and Keith Sheard, First Group bus company.
This will be followed by a networking reception, plus a chance to see Alan Bennett’s acclaimed ‘Untold Stories’ at the Playhouse that evening*.
June 17
08.45 – Registration and welcome refreshments
09.45 – Introduction from Dr Richard Hawkins
10.00 – Plenary session Chaired by Angela Rippon OBE
Dementia Friendly Communities: progress across the UK
• People living with dementia and family carers from the Leeds Peer
Support Service, with Debbie Marshall, Leeds City Council
• Becky Sidwell, Project Manager (Dementia Friendly Communities)
Department of Health
11.15 – Refreshments and exhibition viewing
11.45 – Three concurrent parallel sessions
1. Starting with the local community
• Working through ward officers and elected members - a coordinated
approach. Peter Ruickbie, Alzheimer’s Society and Ted Hanley, Leeds
City Council
• Support for Black and minority ethnic communities. Akhlak Rauf,
City of Bradford MDC; Judith Dobson and Ripaljeet Kaur, Touchstone
Support Centre, Leeds
• Legal services. Dawn Moore, Harrowells Solicitors, York
Protection from doorstep crime. Ruth Andrews, North Yorkshire
County Council Trading Standards
2. Daily life, social and cultural resources (1) Chair: Tim Sanders
• Theatres, museums and galleries. Nicky Taylor, West Yorkshire
Playhouse and colleagues from Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds
Libraries and Peer Support will describe the Cultural Partnership
programme they lead together for people living with dementia
• Churches. Elizabeth Milwain, Diocese of Bradford
• Banks. Graeme Whippy, Lloyds Banking Group
• Shops and supermarkets. Cathy Henwood, Alzheimer’s Society
3. Becoming a dementia-friendly organisation Chair: Simon Kitchen
Katherine Blaker, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Karishma Chandaria,
Alzheimer’s Society and Steve Milton, Innovations in Dementia
13.00 – Lunch, exhibition viewing and film showing
14.00 – Plenary session Chaired by Angela Rippon OBE
Dementia Friendly Communities: progress across Europe
Representing the European Foundations Initiative on Dementia,
Marie-Jo Guisset Martinez, Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, France,
and Philly Hare, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK will give an update
and inspiring examples of progress across Europe.
14.50 – Short break
15.00 – Three concurrent parallel sessions
1. Health and education Chair: Barbara Hodkinson
• Hospitals & health services. Dr Oliver Corrado, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
• Schools, colleges, universities. Eddy McDowall,
Health and Social Care Partnership
• Sports and leisure. Catriona Sudlow, Older People’s Physical Activity
Officer, City of York Council
2. Daily life, social and cultural resources (2) Chair: Karishma Chandaria
• How people with dementia and carers themselves are driving change.
Peter and Avril Jones from York; Trevor Jarvis from Doncaster
• Dementia Cafés. Peter and Elizabeth Smith, Dementia Friendly Rothwell
• Emergency services: Fire and rescue - Kathryn Bloomfield,
Community Safety Development Manager, London Fire Brigade
Police - Lynne Woodward, Head of Equality and Human Rights, and
Siobhan Barber, Inspector, Leicestershire Police
3. Playing the Part: Our Story
A practical workshop to bring out the storyteller in all of us. An
example of dementia friendly outreach work at West Yorkshire
Playhouse. Nicky Taylor, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Barney Bardsley,
writer, John Mee, theatre practitioner and Debbie Catley, Leeds Peer
Support Service with people with dementia and carers .
16.15 – Close
* Theatre tickets – special offer for delegates: Tickets at £20
each (normal price £28; offer limited to two per person). Contact
the Box Office on 0113 213 7700 quoting the reference ‘Hawker’.
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