We are aiming to have at least one Dementia Champion at each of the main offices across our Group and we support Dementia Awareness Week in May organised each year by the Alzheimer’s Society.
Our nominated Dementia Lead has trained more than 25 members of our staff from around the country as part of our commitment to become a more dementia friendly workplace.
In Barnsley, our staff have successfully created 50 dementia friends – who largely work for us in front line roles such as caretakers, cleaners and porters – and are actively working with the South Yorkshire Dementia Action Alliance to support local events within the community.
All new NorseCare staff are encouraged to become a Dementia Friend when they join us as part of their learning and development plan and all our care schemes have a Dementia Lead. They not only work within our homes, but also play an important role in raising awareness of dementia and in creating dementia-friendly communities.