Evaluation of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities ProgrammeSeptember 16 2015
This report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities programme, and examines how people with dementia can influence what a Dementia Friendly Bradford should be like.
The evaluation was conducted over a ten-month period from February to November 2014 using a range of approaches including individual interviews, group discussions and an online questionnaire. In addition a range of meetings was observed, and the evaluation team hosted a ‘sounding board’ workshop in November which tested initial findings.
The report identifies:
- the distinctive features of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities Programme, which reflect the diverse geography and culture of the district
- how people with dementia can influence what a dementia friendly Bradford should be like
- the main challenges which will need to be addressed to ensure that progress continues, and
- the learning for others who are trying to build dementia friendly communities.