The prime minister’s challenge on dementia called for 25% of people with dementia to be registered on Join Dementia Research (JDR) by 2020.  However, only 18% of total volunteers signed up to JDR had a diagnosis of dementia in the Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area at the beginning of 2018.

So, they worked very hard and in Leeds had registered more people with dementia compared to any other CCG. This represented a 96% increase in sign-ups of volunteers with dementia within Leeds, placing Leeds in the top 20 CCG regions in the country with regards to % of volunteers with dementia registered, compared to total number of people with dementia living in the region.

Want to know how they achieved this?

Read the latest case study on our toolkit, where Holly Taylor, a Research Assistant at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, outlines the various initiatives that were undertaken at Leeds.