Lancashire Times
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9:34 AM 21st November 2023

Dementia Forward Receives £1,500 Donation From Local Housebuilder

Local housebuilder, Barratt & David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, has donated £1,500 to Dementia Forward to help towards supporting people living with dementia and their families.

Dementia Forward was formed in North Yorkshire in April 2012 and has been supporting people affected by dementia in the region, including those that have been diagnosed with dementia and their family members. The team’s support stretches from Richmondshire across to Scarborough and south to Selby.

The charity offers support both pre and post-diagnosis and support levels can be altered throughout their journey to support the individual’s needs from a team of dedicated and experienced Dementia Support Advisors.

The donation was made in alignment with Barratt Developments Community Fund, an initiative that aims to support communities, in which the housebuilder operates, supporting a different local charity each month.

With the £1,500 donation, Dementia Forward can help further improve their services offered to clients or those directly affected by dementia. This includes helpline services, dementia support advisors and specialist nurses as well as wellbeing activities and community hubs. All of which will help support clients and their families and act as an advocate; making sure their voices are heard by those around them.

Debby Lennox, Head of Community Operations at Dementia Forward, expressed her gratitude for the donation. She said:
“It was wonderful to hear we had been chosen to receive this generous donation of £1,500 from Barratt & David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East. It means so much to us when people choose to support us knowing they see the value of the work we do.

“Our mission is to provide accessible and inclusive support, based on a person’s needs, that promotes living with dementia in our local communities. We are working to ensure equity across the county so that no-one needs to face dementia alone”.

Daniel Smith, Managing Director of Barratt & David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East expresses their respect for the work Dementia Forward have done and continue to do. He said:
“We are proud to support Dementia Forward in their mission to provide essential services and care to those affected by dementia in our local communities.

“Their dedication to making a difference aligns with our commitment to supporting initiatives that enhance the well-being of individuals and families in the places we build.

“With this donation of £1,500, we hope to contribute to the valuable work that Dementia Forward does, helping them expand their services and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those they support”.

Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has developments within Dementia Forward’s service area.

For any help or advise from Dementia Forward please call their local helpline on: 03300 578592