Dementia: Understand Together launch new dementia inclusive community symbol
5 months ago
We’re proud to be part of the Dementia: Understand Together campaign and supporting the launch of the new dementia inclusive community symbol.
The symbol has been developed with people with dementia at its heart. By displaying the symbol in our communities, it’s hoped that organisations and services will help to raise awareness for dementia and also show solidarity with more than 64,000 people living with the condition in Ireland.
We will be joining 40 partners, ranging from voluntary and community groups, health services and academia to retail, transport and financial services and over 500 community champions nationally to take action to help support people with dementia, their families and friends.
As well as displaying and using the symbol on shop fronts, windows, websites, newsletters and on social media, partners and champions are encouraged to take part in dementia awareness training. Staff and volunteers will explore how simple actions can make a real difference to making their services and businesses more accessible, not just to people living with dementia, but to everybody living in our diverse communities.
By understanding together, we can all make a difference and help people in our communities to stay connected and included. If you’d like to join the campaign, you can find out more, complete training and order promotional materials at www.understandtogether.ie/get-involved