We have run a number of projects within the East Riding aimed at supporting those living with dementia to lead a fulfilling and happy life. Where appropriate we will work with other local partner organisations and businesses to deliver these projects. You can find out more by clicking the links below:

  • Sewerby Hall Memory Walk
    We teamed up with East Riding Council’s Sewerby Hall management team to create a Bill & Ben Themed Dementia walk around the Sewerby Hall and Gardens 
  • Dementia Friendly Awareness Sessions. Become Dementia Friendly – Dementia Friendly East Riding has a number of Dementia qualified “Champions” who provide training sessions for business, public sector organisations and community groups. The aim is to provide information and advice to staff about how they can become more dementia aware in the work environment and to give them an understanding of the needs of people living with dementia.
  • Dementia Friendly Cinema Screenings – One of our key partners the Parkway Cinema at the Flemingate development in Beverley hosts supports us to host monthly cinema screenings in a dementia friendly environment. Films are shown at a lower volume and without advertisements and trailers. The next film will be on Thursday 16th December as part of our cinema relaunch programme for the Festive Season “A Boy Called Christmas” featuring actress, Maggie Smith. The films are open to ALL but as well as specifically to Carers, family members and those living with Dementia. The cost is just £4.50 per head (Carers go FREE). Ticket price includes; tea/coffee and biscuits.

    Doors open from 10.30 am for light refreshments with the screening starting at 1130 am. We are already planning our New 2022 programme.

  • Reminisce Garden – We understand that one of the most positive experiences for people living with dementia, their carers and families, is to spend time outdoors. Each year we look to build a sensory garden which provides a relaxing sanctuary for people to reminisce and enjoy a variety of scented flowers and shrubs. In 2016 Demential Friendly East Riding won the peoples award for best informal garden organised by a Melton Garden Centre. The garden was a great success with many visitors and a highlight being the scarecrows Rosie and Jim! Volunteers from the charity with advice from John Hickling a local horticulturalist built the garden with plants and flowers being donated to the project. In 2017, in partnership with the NHS Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, the garden was developed and located at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. This garden was specifically built for the enjoyment of patients, staff and volunteers at the hospital.
  • Forget-me-not Flower Competition – It is important to involve those living with dementia, their friends and families to participate in such events. One of our annual competitions is our Floral Art (Forget-Me Not-Flower Competition) which has been running for the last three years and is increasingly successful with entries growing year on year. The competition draws entrants from local care homes, schools, social clubs, charities and members of the public across the region. The COVID-19 pandemic meant that the competition did not run during 2020-2021, however, we are excited to announce a new look version of this competition will be launching in Spring of 2022. Click here to find out more.
  • Looking Beyond – was a photography competition designed to increase awareness of dementia. It aimed to ‘look beyond’ and challenge pre-conceptions, as well as highlight our hopes for everyone affected by the condition. We were looking for great images to form part of a travelling exhibition in Hull and East Yorkshire during the Hull City, Year of Culture in 2017.