Launch of North Yorkshire Dementia Hub a Success!

Tuesday, 13th June 2017

Local dementia support charity, Dementia Forward, launched their dementia support hub in Burton Leonard, North Yorkshire this week and our team was delighted to attend the successful event.


Carol Giblin of Carefound Home Care Harrogate and Debby Lennox, Community Liaison Worker for Dementia Forward

Carol Giblin is the Community & HR Coordiantor for Carefound Home Care in Harrogate and a key part of her role is working closely with local charities and health professionals. She was delighted to be welcomed at the launch of the Community Coffee Mornings at Dementia Forward’s new Community Hub on 5th June 2017 at George Armitage House in Burton Leanord.

Having formed 5 years ago Dementia Forward has gone on to provide advice, support and information to more than 1,200 families in Yorkshire. Two years ago Jill Quinn, CEO of Dementia Forward, and Valerie Armitage had the idea of creating a local dementia hub using a donation from a charitable trust run by Valerie’s late husband, George Armitage. The Chapel in Burton Leonard has now been transformed into George Armitage House which provides a much needed venue where local families can access support including activities, day service, groups and wellbeing sessions. It will also accommodate the charity’s Dementia Support Advisors, who were previously based in one small room at Community House in Ripon.

Carol Giblin commented:

“One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role at Carefound Home Care is to support and promote local charities. It was fantastic to attend the launch of the Community Coffee Mornings at George Armitage House which is a lovely, welcoming venue. The Community Hub will be available every Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm for people to pop in and meet others for a chat and company. I have no doubt it will be a huge success and a major asset to the local community.”

To learn more about George Armitage House or to speak with Dementia Forward call 01765 601224 or email