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Dementia Forward

Dementia Forward find out how we can work together.


Dementia Forward is the leading dementia charity for North Yorkshire. We began in 2012, responding to a need for local support services for people with dementia, and have grown to cover the whole county – now also offering day services just over the border in the East Riding.


We run a North Yorkshire Helpline which receives up to 1,000 calls and 200 referrals a month to our Dementia Support Advisors. Support advisors offer an initial home visit to provide advice, information and support, and they remain the main contact for the person with dementia and their family from there on in. We also have a Dementia Specialist Nurse who can provide psychological support, and will liaise with other professionals and organisations to ensure coordinated care. In addition, Dementia Forward provides wellbeing services, including cafes, Hub Clubs and young onset dementia groups, and we are passionate about raising awareness and dementia education.


Our Helpline covers the whole of North Yorkshire.

Wherever you call us from, it is the cost of a local

call. Our clients are supported by support advisors

who live and work in the same area, so they know

the geography and the local services available.


Over 50% of the UK population is in some way

affected by dementia, and there are around 10,000

people in North Yorkshire living with the condition.

Dementia doesn’t just affect the person with the

diagnosis; it has an impact on the whole family

and wider support network. Our vision is that when

a person is concerned about their memory or has

been diagnosed with dementia they will continue to

live well, along with their families, partners and local

communities. They will feel supported, informed

and included. That is why we are here,

and why after 10 years we continue

to grow and develop the services

we offer.

Fundraise for us Choosing us as your Charity of the Year, or holding a fundraising event, is a great way for your team to support a local cause and demonstrate your commitment to making a difference in your community. We can be on hand to help you with fundraising ideas and promote any challenges/events you organise.

Sponsor an Event We would be interested in talking to you about sponsoring any of our events or services that you think fit with your business. We can offer you an opportunity to promote your company; while raising money for Dementia Forward. Payroll Giving Donating to charities through your salary is quick and easy. If you are an employer offering this service, please let your staff know they can choose to donate to Dementia Forward. If you would like to sign up, there is more information in the Donations section on our website. Raffle prizes Products, vouchers, signed goods and experiences all make great raffle prizes, and would be gratefully received. Having enticing prizes is an excellent way to increase our ticket sales and showcase what your business has to offer.

Volunteering Do you offer your staff volunteering days? Or do you have time off in the week and would like to contribute to our work, using your skills or learning new ones? Why not talk to us about what you would like to do, and we will help find the ideal role for you.

Donate There are lots of ways to donate to Dementia Forward. Send us a cheque, visit our website, or simply text SUPPORTDF followed by your donation amount to 70085 to give that amount. Texts cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message. Training In order to integrate dementia support into the everyday lives of the local community, we work closely with communities and businesses to offer guidance and dementia awareness training. Being dementia aware benefits customers and as a result benefits the business, which may lead to enhanced brand reputation, returning customers and increased revenue. It is also a positive way to support staff who are affected by dementia, and we can talk to you about how to support employees or volunteers living with a diagnosis or caring for a family member.

Ways in which you can support Dementia Forward and boost your business… If you would like to get in touch about any of the above If you would like to get in touch about any of the above, or if you have some fantastic ideas of your own, please call 01765 601224 or email Thank you in advance for your support

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