Businesses urged to support 42,000 people with dementia who are still of working age
One in five (20 per cent) people living with dementia are under the age of retirement and could be making a valuable contribution to businesses. With the UK statutory retirement age rising, and the number of people with dementia expected to increase to one million by 2021, many more people will develop dementia while still in employment.
The guide, ‘Creating a dementia-friendly workplace: A practical guide for employers’, sets out the best practice for businesses. Employers can expect to see a range of benefits including: staff retention; development of empowering and inclusive policies and cultures in the workplace; and importantly ensure employers are fulfilling their legal responsibilities outlined in the Equality Act 2010.