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Dementia Friendly Craven

Dementia Friendly activities, support sessions and events in Craven

An estimated 10,000 people are living with dementia in North Yorkshire.

We think that it’s important that we play our part in making Craven more dementia friendly and we are working to make our services and facilities more Dementia Friendly and have  produced an action plan setting out what we will do to help achieve this, which can be viewed on the Dementia Action Alliance Website.

We are also working with local people and organisations to make our District more Dementia Friendly by developing Dementia Friendly Communities.

A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported.

In a dementia-friendly community people will be aware of and understand dementia, so that people with dementia can continue to live in the way they want to and in the community they choose.

Dementia-friendly communities are vital in helping people live well with dementia and remain a part of their community.

Many organisations have employees or customers affected by dementia and many others provide services used by people with dementia.

We can all make a difference and take steps to improve the support society offers to people living with dementia and their carers.

There are already four communities in Craven working to become Dementia Friendly, these are :-

  • Skipton

  • Settle

  • Bentham 

  • Carleton

If you would like to get in touch with any of these groups or want further information about setting up a new Dementia Friendly Community email Kate Senior at

We have produced a leaflet which lists Local Support Sessions and Dementia Friendly Activities in Craven which can be downloaded below.