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Dementia Friendly Organisations

What is a Dementia Friendly Organisation?

Dementia Friendly Organisation SymbolIt is a business which recognises its role in supporting the achievement of a dementia friendly community through strategic aims that are appropriate within its own context.

Over 830,000 people in the UK have a diagnosis of dementia with many more undiagnosed but living with the condition. It is estimated that 1 in 3 of us care for or know someone living with dementia.

Why Become a Dementia Friendly Organisation?

There is no doubt it is in the interest of all organisations to become dementia friendly in order to support their customers and employees who are most likely affected by the disease. There is a real case for organisations to become dementia friendly including improving productivityretention, reputation, and compliance with Equality Legislation. The process is guaranteed to enhance your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and create opportunities in a way that enables your organisation to really give back to your local community. Our support can also extend your CSR portfolio by matching your needs with one of our current dementia charitable/community projects and partners.  This will create fulfilling actions and volunteering opportunities that bring significant benefits to staff, customers and the community as a whole.

 

How We Help You Become a Dementia Friendly Organisation

JoCo is supporting businesses large and small from all sectors to make a positive impact on this local and global issue, through a Dementia Friendly recognition process which is based on a wealth of personal experience and professional health and social care expertise.

 

Why Have a Recognition Process?

Our recognition process enables organisations to work towards common standards that address the needs of people affected by dementia and improve their quality of life.

Dementia Friendly Organisations

The process is set into 3 achievement levels  (Bronze, Silver and Gold), each made up of just 5 SMART criteria to work towards. With full support and assessment from JoCo you decide on the appropriate level for your organisation.

 

Contact Us to arrange an appointment to discuss how your organisation can become Dementia Friendly.