How Your Business & Organisation Can Get Involved

Find out how your business can get involved with Dementia Friendly Swansea

Why Get Involved

We would like all Swansea businesses and/or organisations to get involved and become Dementia Friendly! By working together we can make Swansea a better place for those with dementia.

This is your opportunity to become part of a dementia friendly community and demonstrate Corporate Social Responsibility to your customers. It will show your support and understanding of dementia and encourage others to take up the challenge.

According to The Alzheimer’s Society, by developing an understanding of the condition, organisations and businesses can make a huge difference to people living with dementia in their area. They can influence the visiting experience for people with dementia and so encourage customer loyalty from this valuable group of society.

Organisations in Swansea that are Dementia Friendly include Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Welsh Ambulance Service, Gwalia Housing Association, University Of Wales Trinity St David – Psychology Department, National Waterfront Museum, Age Cymru Swansea Bay, Compass Wills and JCP Solicitors.

How To Get Involved

Becoming Dementia Friendly doesn’t have to be costly or complex. It can be as simple as putting up clear notices to assist people in using your services and facilities, considering those with dementia with regards to layout, lighting and background noise, or giving your staff training to recognise and help those with dementia.

If you would like your business or organsiation to be recognised as working towards becoming Dementia Friendly you need to submit an action plan outlining your goals. You can find an example of an accepted action plan below the form.

Once we have received your action plan, it will be reviewed by one of our volunteers. If you’re successful you’ll receive logos to use on letterheads and emails plus a sticker for your establishment so that customers will know you’re Dementia Friendly.

If you need more information please get in touch.

Action Form

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Example Action Plan

An example of a successful action plan was submitted by Compass Will Writers of Gorseinon Swansea.

In support of the Dementia Supportive Community (Swansea) working to become a dementia friendly City we have resolved to make the following commitments;

1.To have a nominated Dementia Champion within the company and ensure all staff have the opportunity to attend a Dementia Friends Session.

2. Make available a meeting room and to run Dementia Friends information sessions for the local community in the Gorseinon and surrounding area. To advertise these sessions to the business community and the wider public.

3. Provide free information via leaflets and talks to community groups including dementia support groups (Forget Me Not Clubs etc) to highlight the financial and welfare issues specific to people living with dementia.