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What is Dementia Friendly Richmond (DFR)?

Dementia Friendly (Communities) Richmond is a Richmond Council funded project which is being delivered by Age UK Richmond.

Dementia Friendly Richmond aims to create an inclusive borough where all residents affected by dementia are empowered and supported to live well. It helps support those with dementia and their carers to:

  • travel to where they want to go safely 
  • live somewhere they feel supported, understood and included in community life 
  • receive the help they need to access quality health, care and support services when and where they require it 
  • be able to participate in all that London has to offer in arts, culture and leisure 
  • feel confident to visit local high streets and town centres

Age UK Richmond now co-ordinates the activities of Dementia Friendly Richmond. We intend to work with people living with dementia, organisations and businesses across the borough who are keen to become more dementia friendly.

How can your organisation become Dementia Friendly?

There are approximately 1,500 people who have been diagnosed with dementia in Richmond upon Thames and this figure will increase in line with the local ageing population.

We are planning service user involvement groups and are encouraging organisations and businesses to sign up to this initiative.

We will work with members to set up an Action Plan for the year which identifies 3 Action Points which you can work towards to make your organisation and Richmond dementia friendly. This could include holding a Dementia Friends session at work which our co-ordinator will deliver, adapting in house signs to signs people with dementia can recognise more easily.

Have you been affected by dementia or work for an organisation keen to become more dementia friendly?

If so please contact our borough co-ordinator, Sara Wilcox at dementiafriendly@ageukrichmond.org.uk or ring 0203 816 0020.

Organisations participating in Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond:

Age UK Richmond

Alzheimer's Society Richmond

Embracing Age

FiSH Neighbourhood Care

Friends of Barnes Common

Healthwatch Richmond upon Thames

Integrated Neurological Services

Richmond Health Walks

Richmond Mencap

Richmond Music Trust

Richmond Council - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Right at Home

River Thames Boat Project

Stone Rowe Brewer LLP Solicitors

Strawberry Hill House & Garden               

The Good Care Group

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Twickenham United Reformed Church

Multicultural Richmond

Homelink Day Respite Centre

Kew Neighbourhood Association

Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Forum

Hampton Mission Partnership

Holly Lodge

Harlequins Foundation

Metropolitan Police

 RUILS Charity

Elleray Hall

The National Archives

Crossroads Care Richmond & Kingston

Richmond Carers Centre

Marble Hill House

Richmond Community Dementia Clinical Specialist Service

Castelnau Community Centre

Greville House Care Home

Brighter Together

Landmark Arts Centre

Orleans House Gallery

Present Moment

The Dementia and Delirium Team - Kingston Hospital

Visiting Angels West London

Friendly Parks for All

Richmond | Waitrose & Partners

Museum of Richmond

Jackie Rado Photography

Annabel Clark

St Richard's Ham

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames High Streets and Local Growth Economic Development Team

If you would like hear more about this vital work please contact Sara Wilcox, coordinator for Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond on dementiafriendly@ageukrichmond.org.uk