Dementia without walls

Dementia Without Walls

Challenging attitudes, understanding and behaviours.

Inspiring local communities to be more aware and understanding of dementia.

Supporting the collective engagement of people with dementia.


Programme Manager
Research Administrator
01904 615967
Community Development Manager

Our long-term aim is that the UK is a good place for those of us who have dementia to live, and live well.

To achieve this, we believe we need to challenge attitudes, understanding and behaviours around dementia which reinforce stigma, isolation and exclusion. We need to inspire local communities, organisations and businesses to become more aware and understanding of dementia, and more inclusive. And we need to support the collective engagement of people with dementia, so their voice is heard more clearly in this debate, and so they have more confidence and capacity to influence attitudes, policies and practice. 

Our programme Dementia without walls (2012-15) includes three main strands:

  • Strand 1 - Empowering people with dementia 
  • Strand 2 - Dementia-friendly communities
  • Strand 3 -Thinking differently about dementia

Further information

  • Further information on the activity and progress of the Dementia Without Walls programme is available here (PDF, 253KB)
  • As part of JRF's work on dementia, the York Committee is providing small grants to help local groups and neighbourhoods to play their part in making York, or their local community in York, more 'dementia-friendly'. For more information, click here

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