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Alzheimer’s Society

  • Over 400 schools have already requested our Key Stage 1-4 resources and we will continue to support schools with our resources, including those studying dementia as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate. With help from our educational sector partners, we will provide guidance for, and recognise the efforts of, schools that are becoming dementia-friendly.
  • ‘A Million Hands’ is the Alzheimer’s Society’s partnership with the Scouts Association. We will build on the 50 000 Scouts who have chosen dementia in first year of the programme, by offering more opportunities for young people to shape and participate in social action on dementia. We will continue to engage young people (ages 5-25) in learning about dementia and provides them with the guidance and opportunity to take positive social action in their own communities.
  • We will continue to encourage young people to become Dementia Friends. Dementia Friends is a social action movement which helps people learn what it is like to live with dementia, and then have the opportunity to turn that understanding into action. Over 110, 000 young people have already become Dementia Friends, and we will continue to reach many more as part of our ambition to reach 4 million Dementia Friends by 2020.
  • In partnership with leaders from the youth sector, and young people themselves, we will develop more ways for young people to lead and participate in social action to help build dementia-friendly communities.
  • We will recognise young people’s contribution to people living with dementia in their communities in our Dementia Friendly Awards.

We’re still working on our pledge to the #iwill campaign. Next progress update is coming soon, so watch this space!

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Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 350 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”