Giving employers the information they need to create dementia carer friendly workspaces and better support their employees who are working and caring for someone with dementia is the aim of a one day training course being run by the charity Pathways through Dementia and 4Dementia Carers in partnership with RemindMeCare.
An increasing number of employees are finding themselves in the position of having to care for a loved one with memory loss while still continuing to work.
The stress this brings can affect performance at work and lead to absenteeism, but with supportive colleagues and workspaces, much can be done to alleviate this stress, helping to create a happier workforce, improved productivity and retention rates, and reduced absenteeism. Good news for both employees and employer!
The day will include a welcome introduction from keynote speaker, Sir Vince Cable, a dementia overview, experiences of people who have cared for relatives whilst continuing to work, along with an overview of the latest thinking regarding the impact of dementia on business, and how to create effective dementia carer friendly workspaces.
Speakers will include:
Sara Wilcox - founder of Pathways Through Dementia, a legal and financial information service to support those on the dementia journey.
Mary Sherwood - an experienced dementia carer and founder of Building Dementia Caring Friendly Workplaces.
Simon Hooper – Co-founder of RemindMeCare, providing software to assist in the daily care management of a person with dementia being cared for at home
Click here for a full agenda for the day
The event will take place on
Friday, 20 May 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00
at IDEALondon - 69 Wilson Street, London EC2A 2BB
Tickets are available from Eventbrite