Supporting Dementia

We’re working hard to make Skipton Building Society a dementia-friendly organisation – at Christmas and always.

Creating a Society where no one's left out

This is especially relevant at this time of year when research has found that 98%^ of people feel the high street isn’t good at supporting those with dementia.

In 2017, we made a three year commitment to working with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland to raise funds and awareness as well as maintaining a focus on the needs of people with dementia.

So far this year, we’ve raised over £90,000, and since the beginning of our partnership in 2017 we’ve raised a grand total of £178,000.

Alzheimer's Society Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer's Society registered charity number 596645. Alzheimer Scotland registered charity number SCO22315.

Christmas Totaliser

Find out what’s happening at a branch near you

This Christmas we’re aiming to add to what we’ve raised so far and if you visit any of our branches you can find out what we’re doing to help further. For example, we'll be holding Sherry and Mince pie days over the festive season and charity Christmas cards are available for a donation.

We’re also working hard to raise awareness of some of the particular challenges that people living with dementia face over the festive season.

For example 51% of people affected by dementia find Christmas the most isolating time of year and 63%* of people living with dementia receive fewer invitations to social events.

Sherry and a mince pie

100% of our branches have at least one colleague who is a Dementia Friend and they will be playing a part in our Christmas activities including Elf Day on Friday 7 December.

Why not get the details of your local branch and contact them to discover more about the events that are planned?

Elf's hat

How we’re becoming dementia-friendly

At Skipton Building Society we’re committed to becoming a dementia-friendly organisation.

This means helping in a number of ways including sponsoring Bradford University’s Dementia Research Doctoral Training Centre, which is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society and focuses on improving care, health and wellbeing at points of transition for people affected by dementia.

In Scotland, it also means we help support Alzheimer Scotland’s 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline, Dementia Resource Centres, Dementia Advisors, Community Activity Organisers, Volunteer Coordinators and much more.

Imran Najeeb

It’s really important that people living with dementia have a voice, remain active and most importantly feel included in the community. I’m delighted that my team was recognised for all their hard work and effort they’ve put in to making Bury dementia friendly.

Imran Najeeb - Bury Branch manager. Bury branch won the ‘Customers at the heart of everything’ award in the UK Customer Service Awards 2017.

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Dementia and your finances

When you're living with dementia, managing your money could become more complicated.

You can get information from your local authority about financial and care support you can get access to.

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