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Carers and Dementia: What employers need to know

October 7, 2015 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm

“There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK which includes 40,000 younger people – by 2025 this will increase to 1 million.

Swindon employers need to have some understanding of how this will affect their businesses now and in the future.”  Marco van-Tintelen, Alzheimer’s Society

“The fact is that millions of people combine caring for a loved one with paid work.”  Diane Barkham, Swindon Carers Centre

Find out what you need to know on Wednesday October 7, at Arval UK Ltd, Windmill Hill, Swindon.

The event schedule is as follows:

9.15 – 10.00am  registration, informal networking and coffee
Event will include coffee break and will finish for buffet lunch at 1.00pm

Attendance, coffee and finger buffet lunch is free of charge to employers

Awareness – Sharing experience – Networking

– Appreciating how dementia impacts on the lives of individuals

– Understanding how dementia affects your employees and customers

– The support which can be put in place by businesses to assist people with dementia

– The vital role that work/employment can provide in enhancing the lives of carers

Chaired by Melanie Richens: Chairman, Swindon Mindful Employer Network

Guest Presenter: Cormac MacMahon: News Editor, Heart FM

Guest Speakers:

Marco van-Tintelen – Services Manager BaNES & Swindon, Alzheimer’s Society

Diane Barkham –  Carer Support Manager, Swindon Carers Centre

John Kirk –  Managing Director, Home Instead Senior Care

Guest of Honour: The Mayor of Swindon

9.15 – 10am registration, networking and coffee
10.00   Welcome from Melanie Richens , Chair of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network
who introduces Mark Lacey, Diversity and Inclusion at Arval UK Ltd
10.20  Marco van-Tintelen, Services Manager BaNES & Swindon, Alzheimer’s Society
What is dementia ?  Myths, facts and reality
10.40  Dementia – how it impacts on individuals, families and communities
11.00  John Kirk, Managing Director, Home Instead Senior Care
The impact of dementia – employees, customers, employers and businesses
11.20   Coffee break
11. 50 Diane Barkham, Carer Support Manager, Swindon Carers Centre
Carers and the importance of the workplace
12.15  Interview and Q&A session with Cormac MacMahon (News Editor, Heart FM) and
Guest speakers and special guests.  Includes Carers and people diagnosed with
13.00  Melanie Richens thanks everyone for their contribution and invites delegates to stay for buffet lunch
courtesy of Arval UK Ltd
13.05  Buffet lunch

Who can benefit from attending this event ?

Representatives of local employers in both private and public sectors, business leaders, managers, HR and occupational health professionals.

This forum is focussed on employers in both private and public sectors, business leaders and managers based in the Swindon area. HR and occupational health professionals working for an employer in the locality.  We are specifically interested in supporting organisations (employers) which have a genuine desire to increase awareness of mental health and well-being in their workplaces.


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October 7, 2015
9:15 am - 1:00 pm
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Arval UK Ltd
Windmill Hill
Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 6PE United Kingdom


Swindon Mindful Employer Network