Society Participates in Wales Action Week

17 November 2015

Maes Ebbw

Wales Action Week takes place from 16th – 20th November, and the Society used the occasion to help raise the profile of one of the most pressing social issues facing Wales – the nation’s ageing population.

The Society organised an information session on dementia led by the Alzheimer’s Society which was held on Tuesday 17th November.

The session covered a number of issues everyone should know about dementia through some fun activities. At the end of the session, all participants were given the opportunity to turn their understanding into action by committing to a dementia-friendly action. No action is too big or small – from wearing a Dementia Friends badge to spreading the word on social media.

To complement our participation in Wales Action Week, a team of Society staff members carried out essential grounds maintenance at Maes Ebbw School, Newport, helping to cut back overgrown areas and erect a shed.

Wales Action Week offers the Society an opportunity to demonstrate that business is a force for good, and helps to raise the profile of vital social issues.

Chief Executive, Andrew Lewis, commented: “I’m delighted that we’re taking part in Wales Action Week. As an organisation that values our links with the local community, we are committed to making positive social impacts, whilst continuing to be a successful business.

“Not only are we helping to improve our knowledge and awareness of dementia, but we will also be working as a team and bringing new skills and a new perspective back into our workplace.”

Rosie Sweetman, Director, Business in the Community Cymru, said: "The challenge and opportunity that an ageing population presents is shared by businesses of all sizes and sectors. Wales Action Week is a time when business can showcase what they are doing to tackle this emerging social issue and share best practice about the role business can play in addressing it.”

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