Right at Home East Lancashire & Ribble Valley launches charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society

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Right at Home East Lancashire & Ribble Valley are thrilled to announce the launch of its official charity partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society.

Right at Home has pledged to raise more than £20,000 for the charity and the two organisations will also work together to share best practice and knowledge on the disease.

Right at Home regularly holds Dementia Friends information sessions but it is now committed to creating 1,000 new Friends within the next 12 months. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative which aims to give people a better understanding of what it is like living with Dementia.

Right at Home East Lancashire & Ribble Valley will be kick starting its fundraising efforts during Dementia Action Week running from May 20-26th, before getting baking for Cupcake Day on June 13th – one of Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship events.

Speaking on the partnership, Right at Home East Lancashire & Ribble Valley Managing Director, Julie Foote said: “As a Dementia Friends Champion of many years’ standing I already deliver training sessions to raise awareness of what can be done to help those living with dementia and I’m thrilled to further support such a worthwhile cause.”

Charlotte Matier, Director of Fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society, added: “Alzheimer’s Society is delighted to be chosen by Right at Home as their first charity partner. We are very excited to be working together with an organisation like Right at Home, who have a real passion for providing quality care and support to people in the community.

“There are currently 850,000 people living in the UK with a form of dementia, and if we don’t take action, this number is predicted to rise to over 2 million by 2051. This is why we are so grateful to companies like Right at Home for choosing to unite with us against dementia.

On behalf of all at Alzheimer’s Society, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the organisation, their commitment to both fundraise and raise awareness will really help to create a more positive future for people affected by dementia.”

Right at Home provides the highest quality care and support to Clients living in the comfort of their own home. It provides a wide range of services from personal care and medication reminders through to full-time live-in care and specialist Dementia care.

 

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