A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community be more dementia friendly. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.

The Friendly Communities project aims to support volunteers in Leeds to be able to offer good support for people who are living with dementia. Dementia Friendly Leeds offers Dementia Friends sessions for people who are volunteers through the city wide COVID-19 Community Care Volunteer programme, anyone who supports people in the community more informally using the Being a Good Neighbour Pack and anyone else who is volunteering in the city. They are for anyone in Leeds who wants to learn more about how they can support people who are living with dementia, the sessions are easy, short and interactive.

Take a look on the website to find out more about other ways you can help make Leeds more Age and Dementia Friendly.

How to book:

  • The sessions are every Monday at 12.00 – 12:40 online (we will be adding more on different days).
  • The session will either be a webinar (sound and no video, using typing to join in) or livestream (using sound, video and some typing).
  • Go to the Dementia Friends website to register with your contact details then you can book your place.
  • Look for the sessions with the title: Dementia Friends for Volunteers in Leeds

Short of time? Alternatively Alzheimer’s Society offers a short 5 minute Dementia Friends video for people who do not have time to do the 40 minute interactive session.

Accessibility: Get in touch if you have any questions about the accessibility of the sessions, if you need to do the session at a different time or if you have any other questions.

Contact: [email protected]