Law firm hosts ‘Delivering on Dementia’ tour
Employees and volunteers alike will be given an opportunity to shape the direction of a major charity at an event hosted by Sintons on Monday.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Delivering on Dementia Tour enables everyone involved in the organisation a chance to come face-to-face with directors and trustees in order to share their views and ask questions.
The charity’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, said of the tour so far: “What has really struck me is the excitement and enthusiasm people have for where we’re going as an organisation. And the feeling of opportunity and responsibility that we have to make a bigger impact on the lives of people affected by dementia.
“It has been really encouraging to see how involved our people want to be in fleshing out the detail of our strategy. People want to be part of the architecture and design, rather than just being told what’s happening.
“A highlight for me has been to see how much people appreciate the chance to share their best moments, experiences and ideas.
“This has been true for the Volunteer Engagement Networks I’ve attended too. It shows that people are very proud of what we are doing and of the organisation as a whole.”
One of the charity’s key strategies has been to expand its ‘Dementia Friends’ initiative.
People become Dementia Friends by attending information sessions that teach them what it is like to live with the disease – and to turn their understanding into practical action that could help someone who has it.
Jeremy added: “There has also been a strong commitment and excitement around Dementia Friends. It is wonderful to see how proud people are of the programme and the number of Dementia Friends we have recruited.
“It is also great to see the acknowledgement that we need to do more to keep our Dementia Friends engaged.”
Alan Dawson, Chairman of Sintons, said: “We are delighted and very proud to host such an important event, which will help to shape the future of such a vital cause. The work of the Alzheimer’s Society touches the lives of so many people and we are very pleased to lend our support to them today.”