Archbishop Backs Calls To Make York A Dementia Friendly City
Thursday 4th October 2012The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has today backed calls from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for York to become a 'Dementia Friendly' city.
Dr Sentamu said:
“I want to welcome this report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation into how we make our cities more dementia friendly.
“We should celebrate that people are living longer, healthier lives, but of course that means there will be some challenges for us as a society. We need to adapt and re-focus to ensure that we are caring for the most vulnerable around us.
“You can tell how healthy a society is by how it treats the most vulnerable. I am proud that York continues to lead the way on recognising that we have a responsibility to look out for those in need.
“Just last week the York Fairness Commission announced its report into how we make York a fairer more equitable place to live for all. York has a long standing tradition of civic responsibility and duty – from the leaders of the past, such as Joseph and Seebohm Rowntree, to the leaders of today.
“We all have our role to play in caring for the community, helping it to flourish. Across our nation people can look to York as a beacon of hope, an example of how a new future is possible – one where everyone is valued and has an important part to play in the wellbeing of all.”
To read the report please click the link on the right hand side of this page.