Supporting Dementia UK at work – we need your support now more than ever
Every three minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with dementia. The challenges of families facing dementia are greater and more complex than ever before.
Dementia can be devastating. It can rob someone’s memory, personality, and ability to communicate. The toll on families can be catastrophic, watching their loved one deteriorate. The challenges of families facing dementia could easily be forgotten in these difficult times. Increased isolation and the closure of groups and networks means that vital support can be very hard to find. This is why the specialist dementia support available through our Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is a lifeline to carers who are feeling isolated and alone.
We are completely reliant on voluntary donations to fund this work, yet much of our fundraising has stopped completely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and we expect this to continue for many months. This is why we have set up our emergency Helpline appeal, so that more people can access care and advice when they are most in need.
We need help now more than we ever have, so we can meet rising demand and be there for families facing dementia throughout this pandemic. Dementia UK is asking for support from companies to help us grow our vital Helpline and care for many more vulnerable people in our communities who need expert care and advice during this crisis.
We are very grateful to corporate partner, Central England Co-operative, for making an immediate £25,000 donation to support our Helpline appeal.
Debbie Robinson, chief executive at Central England Co-op, said:
“As the demand for the great work and expertise of Dementia UK’s team of Admiral Nurses and Helpline inevitably increases during these worrying and uncertain times, Central England Co-op was determined to throw our support behind the charity. I’m so glad this donation has been so gratefully received and is already making a positive difference to the help Dementia UK can offer those people with dementia and their families.”