Our company charity for 2018-2020 is the Alzheimer’s Society (charity number 296645).
The Alzheimer’s Society’s vision is a world without dementia. Until the day a cure is found the charity is working to create a society where people who are affected by dementia are supported and accepted and able to live in their communities without fear or prejudice.
We want to do our bit and so every Southern Water employee will have the chance to be a Dementia Friend. Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.
We will also be working with the Alzheimer’s Society’s experts to help to improve our frontline teams, so that they are more able to support people with dementia and their carers. Our aim is to become a gold standard Dementia Friendly Utility by the end of our partnership in 2020.
Southern Water will be working with the charity to achieve a fundraising target of £100k over two years. You can find out more about our company charity here: www.alzheimers.org.uk