Community Union - The Union for Life. We are a trade union based in Rotherham serving over 6000 members throughout the region of Yorks and the Humber. The best way to sum up the work we do is that we endeavour to "empower working people and create better communities. We have traditionally a strong base within the steel industry but we firmly believe that partnering with organisations that support many of our members is the best way to help in our wider communities.
- 20 April 2015
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Care, Membership Organisations, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, North East Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance, North Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
Community Union is present as an organisation in over 75 workplaces across Yorkshire and Humber. We work with both small and medium sized business and Multi National employers, we believe we have the capacity to introduce Dementia awareness to all of our members and the organisations within which they work.
We can facilitate and raise awareness by creating Dementia Friends and Dementia Champions across our network, we have 6000 potential fundraisers and volunteers.
We are part of a national organisation that has 27000 members, by joining the alliance we can raise national awareness and encourage my fellow lead organisers to follow suit with local alliance groups in their areas.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenge will be to deliver a coherent communication process to our members and encourage the workplace management teams to support and take on the responsibility of raising dementia awareness.