We’re proud to support our charity partner, Dementia UK – as voted for by our members and colleagues.
Dementia UK is the only UK charity caring for people with dementia and their families, with their dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.
Back in April 2020 we kicked off our partnership with a £25,000 donation, to help Dementia UK support those who need it during these challenging times. Our goal is to raise £500,000 by 2024 to help more people receive specialist dementia support when they need it.
At the time of writing (May 2021), we’ve raised more than £200,000 for Dementia UK, thanks to the combined efforts of Society colleagues and members.
From May 2021, the money we raise through our partnership will fund a unique mobile support service that aims to bring dementia care closer to home. The service will allow families living with dementia to access practical, emotional and clinical support from an Admiral Nurse at a time that suits them.
About Dementia UK
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through its Admiral Nurse service.
When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.
Admiral Nurses are continually trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK. Families that have their support have someone truly expert and caring by their side – helping them to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
Why we’ve partnered
By 2025 it’s estimated there will be over 1 million people living with dementia in the UK. Together with Dementia UK we’re helping families face the challenges of tomorrow with confidence.
Dementia can be a frightening and lonely place. But Dementia UK is there for the whole family. When things get challenging or difficult, Admiral Nurses will work with families, understanding their unique situation and providing strategies to help them cope.
We’re here to help them go the extra mile, by making specialist, family-centred dementia care more accessible. Because we both believe that everyone who needs the support of a specialist dementia nurse should get one.
Closer to home
Our unique online support service will allow families to access support from Dementia UK’s fantastic Admiral Nurses at a time that suits them. If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, please follow this link to access Closer to Home.
How you can help
If you’ve got a savings account, bond or cash ISA with us, you can take part in our “Your Interest in Theirs” scheme. This means you can donate the pence amount of the interest you receive each year (up to a maximum of 99p) to charity.
If you’d like to sign up for the scheme, simply pop into branch or give us a call on 03450 50 50 75*.
You can also follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to find out how to get involved.