HSBC plans to become a dementia-friendly bank

HSBC UK has committed to raise £3 million for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland during three year partnership.

HSBC UK has announced a number of initiatives aimed at supporting people affected by dementia. This includes an extension of the three year partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland across HSBC UK, ‘Dementia Friends’ information sessions for staff, and the launch of an advice guide that helps customers living with dementia, and those who support them, handle their finances.  Throughout the three year partnership with, HSBC UK has also committed to raising £3 million.

There are currently around 850, 000 people in the UK with dementia. By 2021, it is estimated that 1 million people will be living with the condition. Common symptoms of dementia include memory loss, problems communicating and difficulty processing information and planning, which can make financial management challenging. Find out more about dementia here.

To help support people with the condition, HSBC UK staff will be receiving Dementia Friends information sessions, learning more about dementia and the small ways they can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every small step can make a difference.

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