Tag Archives : Dementia Friendly


Japanese media visit dementia-friendly Plymouth

Journalists from Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun and a representative from the Asahi Social Welfare Organisation visited Plymouth to report back to Japan on the wide-ranging dementia-friendly initiatives in and around the city which have earned it an international reputation for world-leading dementia-friendliness. After meeting Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society on a visit […]


Dementia Friendly Plymouth event Wednesday 24 February

Plymouth residents and organisations will be able to find out more about dementia as part of a Dementia Awareness Day next week. There will be free one hour dementia awareness sessions throughout the day on Wednesday 24 February between 10am and 4pm. The event has been organised jointly by Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Dementia Action […]


Plymouth ‘Dementia Friendly’ car park spaces thought to be the first in the UK

Plymouth now has two car parks with designated ‘Dementia Friendly’ parking spaces which are thought to be the first of their kind in the UK. Following consultation with carers who expressed frustration about the difficulties they face in parking, Plymouth City Council’s parking unit has introduced some new dementia accessible parking spaces in two of […]


Funding for jobs and to make life better in Plymouth

Around 50 jobs look set to be created across a series of projects that will make life better for residents of all ages in Plymouth. The Council has awarded £420,000 through the next round of Social Enterprise Investment Fund to schemes that will make a massive difference to hundreds of people across some inspiring projects. […]


Plymouth based employers recognised for being Dementia Friendly

Dementia Friendly employers in Plymouth are being recognised for their commitment as the city becomes more dementia aware. All local organisations that have signed up to Dementia Friendly status are being recognised at a special event at the Reception Room, Council House on Monday 12 October. In addition Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet will receive an […]


Plymouth shortlisted for national Dementia Friendly Award

Plymouth has been shortlisted for a prestigious national Dementia Friendly Award. For the past few years, Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA) have been committed to making Plymouth a Dementia Friendly city. The National Dementia Friendly Awards 2015 has shortlisted Plymouth under the “Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative” category. Mr Ian […]