ACS and Alzheimer’s Society Host Virtual Awareness Sessions for Local Shops

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society to host a number of virtual awareness sessions to create more Dementia Friends in the convenience sector.

The sessions are free for ACS members to attend and will be taking place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 19th January: 4pm – 5pm
  • Thursday 21st January: 10am – 11am
  • Wednesday 27th January: 12pm – 1pm
  • Friday 29th January: 4pm to 5pm

At the start of 2020, ACS launched a campaign to create 25,000 Dementia Friends in the convenience sector to help customers, colleagues and communities affected by dementia.

Colleagues who complete the online sessions will receive a Dementia Friends badge which can be worn to encourage customers living with dementia to approach you if they are in need of assistance.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “We are delighted to be working with Alzheimer’s Society to offer these virtual awareness sessions for the convenience sector and the sessions that we ran earlier in the year were very well-received and gave colleagues practical advice on how they can help people visiting their stores.

“We’re living in unprecedented times and it’s important to remember that there may be some customers who may need some additional assistance when visiting your store. The sessions will provide key information on how you can support your customers and colleagues living with and affected by dementia.”

Colleagues can also become Dementia Friends by visiting dementiafriends.org.uk/dforganisations and entering campaign code ‘ACS25’ before watching the short videos.

For more information about the virtual awareness sessions and to register your interest, please email steve.dowling@acs.org.uk

More information about the campaign and ways to get involved can be found here: https://www.acs.org.uk/dementia-friends-campaign

This entry was posted by Chloe on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 10:44
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