Ecclesfield Parish Council – working towards being more dementia friendly

One of our new projects this Autumn is working on becoming much more Dementia Friendly within our community. We are working closely with our local Dementia friendly champions and community workers along with Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance.

We already signpost through our website and Facebook pages to any dementia friendly groups… click here to see our events calendar, for dementia friendly events which are currently running via zoom. If you know of any others which members of our Parish would benefit from please email:

We will also be posting weekly activity packs for those with Dementia, which can be printed at home. Please click here for this week’s pack.

Here at the Parish council we are hoping to become more dementia friendly and in turn help our whole Parish to become more so. We will be initially making changes from the Parish Council, including making our literature as dementia friendly where possible. We are in the process of issuing our first newsletter and over the first few issues we will be making this as dementia friendly as possible. Meaning lots of boxed text and pictures.

If you would like any further information, or advice on how to become more dementia friendly please contact



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Dementia Friends Information Sessions

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Dementia Friends Information Sessions free for all of our Parish members

Rosie Strathearn-Brady, our local Dementia Development Worker from Soar is running some Dementia Friends Information Sessions for anyone who’d like to take part. It only takes an hour of your time and it’s a good way to learn a little more about Dementia. The session will be delivered bia a livestream video online, and full instuctions will be given of how to access the session.

More information can be found at:

To join in one of the sessions simply, book here:

  1. Thursday 25th June – 12:30pm
  2. Tuesday 30th June – 2pm
  3. Thursday 2nd July – 6pm

If you can’t make those you can book on another session on the website as well.

Rosie is also a contact if:

  • You or a loved one with memory problems would like a bit of support
  • You’d like to have a dementia friends session for your organisation or family unit
  • You’d like to get more involved in Dementia Friendly Communities (either as an individual or organisation)

You can contact Rosie, our local Dementia Development Worker from SOAR on 0114 213 4065 or email