The Isle of Man team is delighted to announce it has donated £378 to Dementia Care and Support Services, as part of its quarterly charity
Operated through Manx Care within the Adult Services for Older People department, Dementia Care & Support Services provides care to Manx residents living with dementia in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment.
Operating four residential dementia care homes across the Isle of Man, offering 24 hour residential and short-term care, as well as support services.
According to the NHS, research shows there are more than 850,000 people in the UK suffering with dementia, affecting 1 in 14 people over the age of 65, and 1 in 6 people over 80. This figure is projected to increase to more than 1 million people in the UK by 2025, as life expectancy continues to grow.
David Sunderland, Charity Secretary said: “Originally founded in 2016, Dementia Care and Support Services was set up to help fund and promote charitable projects and activities for the benefit of our residents, the little extras in life that help enhance their quality of life.”
Money was raised by Abacus staff from a number of fundraising activities including a salary deduction scheme, where staff contribute a percentage of their salary to charity.