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Tesco, Jesmond

As a market leader we must run our business in a responsible and accountable manner.Being a good corporate citizen is about having a strong governance framework and creating prosperous, thriving communities.We work with hundreds of charities and local community organisations every year through relationships at a local level.Through our Scale for Good Scorecard we are measuring how we are a good neighbour and how we run our business to the highest standards. The team at Tesco Jesmond are always keen to support the community and our colleagues in any way we can. We are excited to be part of this great community initiative and improve our knowledge and awareness of dementia.

18 April 2019
North East
Local Alliances:
Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance, Newcastle Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia 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?

As part of our commitment to being part of the community we will ensure our store in Jesmond is as dementia friendly as possible so that those affected by the disease in the area know they can visit our store and feel safe and understood. 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We will struggle to get every single colleague to attend a Dementia Friends session due to shift patterns and busy times, however we will do our best to get as many onto the session as possible. 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We will be planning a handful of Dementia Friends sessions over the summer period when the store is quieter. We aim to get as many colleagues involved in these sessions as we feel it will benefit them in terms of identifying customers displaying signs of dementia and therefore knowing how to best assist them.