Branch support Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance
The Sheffield branch of The Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) has committed to play its part in helping the lives of local people living with dementia.
Manager Brendan O’Connor and his team, who are based on Barker’s Pool in the city centre, have signed up to join the Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance (SDAA).
The majority of the 70 Sheffield businesses who are currently involved with the SDAA come from the care sector, however with the risk of financial abuse higher for those affected by dementia The Nottingham has decided to get involved.
Brendan explained: “We are proud to support the SDAA and looking forward to playing our part in helping raise awareness of dementia.
“The SDAA have kindly agreed to come in and run a training session with our team so we are alert to signs of dementia and highlight any potential financial risks.
“In the future we will look to support other ways, including at SDAA organised events, as part of what is a very exciting partnership.”
SDAA Co-ordinator Grace Stead added: “I’d like to thank The Nottingham. It’s great to have them involved in raising awareness about and helping the lives of those with dementia.
“We are proud to be working with The Nottingham – who are leading the way as our first building society member.”
There are approximately 800,000 people with dementia in the UK – with over 64,000 of those in the Sheffield region.
For more information about the National Dementia Action Alliance visit www.dementiaaction.org.uk