Virgin Atlantic accept an invitation to learn more about dementia from the Purple Angel Association.
This is a very exciting time in the era of raising awareness about dementia, especially as I learnt today that the whole of Wales is set to become dementia aware at the request of a Welsh Parliamentary Minister. This whole campaign is so brilliant as volunteers work in their spare time to spread the word about dementia to help reduce isolation and stigma for suffers and their families.
This is the press release written by myself that Virgin Atlantic have allowed us to use and it pretty much sums up what we are doing and I have also been invited to see the website they use to provide additional training and information for staff members.
“Virgin Atlantic are working with the Purple Angel Association to give employees a greater understanding about dementia and how best help any passengers with the condition. Specially made videos and fact sheets are being designed and will shortly be available to staff members via their intranet and in training sessions.
Established in 2013 by Norman Mc Namarra who himself has early onset dementia, the Purple Angel has rapidly become a globally recognised logo with nearly 200 volunteer Ambassadors worldwide.
Local and National businesses encourage employees to recognise that customers with dementia may have particular needs and how to help them. Displaying a Purple Angel sign indicates to customers that staff have an understanding which helps to reduce stigma and isolation”