Dementia is the biggest health and social issue today, impacting the lives and wellbeing of 850,000 people with a diagnosis, as well as their families and friends.
At Dementia UK we recognise that there usually isn’t a one size fits all approach to supporting carers and people with dementia in the workplace. There can often be complexity and uncertainty in knowing how to navigate issues that dementia may bring to the working environment.
We understand there is often a need for a flexible approach and we will work with you to create the right working environment that suits your staff and workplace. Our specialist Admiral Nurses can help you overcome organisational challenges and offer expert guidance and support for employees and their families.
We can offer bespoke, support including:
direct access to our national Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline
advice to your HR department on developing support processes for staff caring for a loved one with dementia
guidance sessions for managers to ensure they know how to support their direct reports and teams
working alongside your carers network and other employee-led groups
feedback on existing wellbeing initiatives
planning for the future increases in people living with dementia
For example, Dementia UK is working in partnership with CABA (Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association) to ensure that past and present members of the institute of Chartered Accountant community and their families have direct access to dementia specialist support when they need it. CABA is able to make direct referrals to our national Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, ensuring a specialist Admiral Nurse provides that family with practical, emotional and clinical support. This complements the other range of support, resources and information which CABA offers, aiming to promote wellbeing.
At CABA, we understand that life can be complicated and all sorts of different challenges can have an impact on both people’s personal and working lives. We know that dementia is one of these growing challenges in society. We have been working with Dementia UK since 2016 to ensure that members of the chartered accountant community and their families have direct access to the expert support of Admiral Nurses over the phone. – Kelly Feehan, Service Director, CABA.