United Against Dementia

Published: 01 May 2020

Dear All,

We have created a toolkit for volunteers supporting the coronavirus response. We need your help to ensure it reaches as many of those volunteers as possible.

Many people already helping or volunteering in their local communities during coronavirus will be supporting people affected by dementia. From NHS volunteers, to neighbours and friends helping others.

With so many people living with dementia needing the support of their communities during this period, it is important that those offering their time are more aware of what it is like to live with dementia, and the action they can take to support those living with the condition.

Working with people affected by dementia, we’ve created a top tips guide with simple things a volunteer can do, like learning a little more about the condition, tips on communicating effectively and where to signpost to for specialist support.

We need your help to get the toolkit to as many volunteers as possible. There are three actions you can take to support us:

1) Share the toolkit on social media
2) Share the toolkit with local coronavirus response groups
3) Share the toolkit with organisations managing volunteers in your area, including your local council

To share the toolkit with others, please share the link: www.alzheimers.org.uk/coronavirus-volunteer-toolkit

If you hear about anyone using the toolkit, or have any feedback, please let us know. This will help us understand what is working and will inform future resources we develop.

Thank you for your commitment and support, and the amazing work you are doing for your communities.

Best wishes,

Jacqueline Brownhill

National Dementia Friendly Communities Manager

Find out more about our coronavirus response

Join our Online Workshops to hear more about how to get involved

Our Online Workshops are taking place every fortnight and give you an opportunity to hear more about how you can get involved in our response to coronavirus. Everybody on our mailing list will be sent the joining instructions a week before.

Information about dementia support services during this time

Alzheimer's Society will continue to be here for anyone affected by dementia. If you need advice or support, please call us on 0333 150 3456. You can also find information, advice and resource on our coronavirus web pages.

0330 333 0804

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