Working with the Alzheimer’s Society
To achieve this impressive total, Elior UK teams will compete in a number of charity events, including marathons and other sporting challenges. The second aspect of the partnership is the “Dementia Friends” Alzheimer’s disease awareness program. Its one and a half hour training program is designed to help trainees understand what life can be like for Alzheimer’s patients.
Elior UK CSR Manager Charlotte Wright: “Our goal is to ensure that all our employees will have taken part in this program by the end of the three-year period. It’s going to be quite a challenge, but I know we can do it, because we’re now very familiar with running virtual training sessions.”
The partnership will also allow the Health Division of Elior UK to share its expertise with the networks of the Alzheimer’s Society. “We have dietary offerings specifically developed to help people with dementia, including modified texture food for patients experiencing difficulty with chewing and swallowing.” The fact that Alzheimer’s disease remains incurable makes this is a particularly important collaboration.