Merry Maids have become official partners of Alzheimer’s Society.
We are thrilled to announce that Merry Maids has become an official charity partner in support of Alzheimer’s Society as of 2024.
This blog post has all the details…
What does the partnership mean?
We have named Alzheimer’s Society our charity of the year and have thus pledged to raise £10,000 to go towards their work throughout 2024.
As part of our longstanding commitment as Dementia Friends, last year, we raised over £4000 with our nationwide Forget Me Knot Challenge Campaign.
This year, we’re kicking it up a gear.
As official partners, we’re committed to supporting our staff and customers to have a better cleaning experience by training every Merry Maids cleaner across the UK in professional dementia support.
This makes us the only domestic cleaning company in the UK certified to provide accredited support to the over 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK.
The training will also help our maids to be better equipped to support our customers with specific needs and extra support, and our customers to feel ever more strongly that, with Merry Maids, they are in good hands.
What does dementia support mean to Merry Maids customers?
To Merry Maids customers like this woman from Croydon, our support means her father can maintain his independence:
“My Dad is 93 and has got a serious heart condition and dementia,” she says.
“After a long stay in hospital and living with us for four months, he wanted to live independently,”
“He reluctantly accepted help and within a couple of weeks was looking forward to his visits by Merry Maids and the good job of ‘wizard cleaning’ he says they do.”
“They are very caring and have a very soft spot for Dad,” she adds.
“Which makes my life as a carer easier.”
“Dad would never be without his Merry Maids, and they have made a huge difference to his enjoyment of life.”
What does dementia support mean to us?
As long-time supporters of Alzheimer’s Society, this partnership officially recognises Merry Maids UK’s commitment to supporting them and the people we serve living with dementia in our communities.
Vikki Donnachie, Merry Maids Brand Leader, says:
“We are thrilled to be working with Alzheimer’s Society again this year. The ability to offer further training to all our maids provides added support and peace of mind to both our customers and their families who are or have been affected by dementia.”
“At Merry Maids, our high levels of customer service and community engagement are what makes us different, and being able to support both our customers and Alzheimer’s Society is a real privilege.”
Aaliah Chik, Senior Marketing Executive for Merry Maids, adds:
“As many of our customers are facing dementia, to have this opportunity to take what we do for them to the next level by training our maids and further supporting Alzheimer’s Society is so exciting.”
“We have great things planned for this year. I’m looking forward to developing our work to better the people living with dementia in our communities.”
Meg Foxhall, Community Fundraiser of Alzheimer’s Society, says:
“On behalf of Alzheimer’s Society, I would like to thank Merry Maids. We’re so grateful for their support, which allows us to provide help and hope for everyone affected by dementia.”
“Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer,” she adds.
“Too many people face dementia alone. 1 in 3 people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime. We want everyone affected by dementia to know that whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, Alzheimer’s Society is here for you.”
Discover the value of a cleaner who cares
To learn more about Merry Maids UK and our work with Alzheimer’s Society, call 0800 021 3072.
If you or someone you know would benefit from a professional and compassionate, regular or one-off, home cleaning service from the dementia friends at Merry Maids UK, find your nearest Merry Maids business or book online today.