This week, London has launched itself as the world’s first dementia-friendly capital city.

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan told us what is a Dementia Friendly London:

A Dementia Friendly London is an inclusive and compassionate city where all Londoners affected by dementia are empowered and supported to live well. People affected by dementia will:

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

The Project brings together a number of organisations, businesses and individuals, including Home Instead, the Metropolitan Police, the London Fire Brigade, the London Ambulance Service, TFL, Age UK London, NHS England (London Region), Skills for Care, London Councils, Dementia Advocacy Network, the Royal Academy of Arts, Transport for London, Historic Royal Palaces and Alzheimer’s Society.

We all signed a pledge at City Hall

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home