External Statement Regarding Organisational Changes - 19th April 2013
Dementia UK's Board of Trustees has reviewed the charity's mission and strategy and taken the decision to concentrate the charity's activities, in the future, on Admiral Nurses. Whilst Admiral Nursing has always been a key priority for Dementia UK, the charity has also worked on a number of other projects and activities which will now be discontinued.
Dementia UK will soon recruit to the post of Chief Admiral Nurse. This will be the principal leadership position for the charity. In addition, there will be further investment in the Admiral Nurse Academy which supports research and practice development. The goal in making these changes is to expand the numbers of Admiral Nurses to provide greater geographical coverage, allowing more people to benefit from their services.
In refocusing resources, some disinvestments will be made, including the closure of Dementia UK's Training Department. Every effort is being made to offer alternative arrangements for our partners and commissioners. The Board acknowledges that this measure is regrettable, but believes it to be necessary. The breadth and quality of the work of the training department, over many years, will leave a legacy of impact that will be sustained in many care settings.