David Cameron has today announced that should his party be re-elected, that all companies with more than 250 employees will be required to offer three days of volunteering time a year.
Alzheimer’s Society comment:
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said:
‘Volunteering is good for business and good for society. Employers who support volunteering see an improvement in staff retention, loyalty and engagement. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends has seen many businesses, including leaders like Lloyds Bank, M&S and Argos, supporting their employees to become Dementia Friends Champions and these volunteers helped recruit over 1 million people to take action on dementia. That’s why we’re calling on all political parties to support employee volunteering and for all national and local government employees to become Dementia Friends’