Dementia Friendly Surrey
What are the benefits of working towards becoming dementia friendly?
- It will enable you to maintain your existing customers who might have, or be developing dementia.
- It will enable you to attract new customers because people with dementia will opt for services that are easier to use.
- Becoming dementia friendly is a positive step towards your community charter or corporate social responsibility policy.
- You will get access to the ‘Working to become dementia friendly’ recognition scheme logo.
- You will be invited to participate in any future events in your local area.
What could my organisation do to become more dementia friendly?
This depends on what type of organisation you are. We have made some suggestions below but you may have other ideas.
- Train your staff so they can best support customers with memory problems or dementia. Dementia Friend training is being offered to community groups, businesses and other organisations. Make the physical environment more dementia friendly. You can find a simple checklist to help you achieve this in the ‘Useful resources’ section.
- Review your policies, including Human Resources policies, to make sure the needs of people with dementia and carers are taken into account.
- Provide information on dementia and available services and support.
- Support our public awareness campaign by displaying campaign materials. You can find materials to download in the ‘Useful resources’ section.
- Enable your staff to volunteer with an organisation that supports people with dementia.
- Encourage others to become Dementia Friends
You can find our dementia friendly businesses guide in the ‘Useful resources’ section.
How can I become a Dementia Friendly Surrey Champion?
If your organisation would like to become a Dementia Friendly Surrey Champion please contact Jacqui Parfitt at the Alzheimer’s Society Jacqui.Parfitt@alzheimers.org.uk
- Alzheimer's Society, New Haw Community Centre Annexe, 65 Woodham Lane, New Haw, Surrey, KT15 3ND (directions displayed on map)
- Alzheimer's Society
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This page was last updated on 30 June 2016