Become an Ambassador

Whatever skills, experience or story you have to offer, you can make a difference at DCC

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Dementia Carers Count Ambassador

We need your help to spread the word about our work and ensure that family carers of people with dementia know about and can access our services, at a time when they most need support. As Heather says in the video above: “there is nothing like peer support…” and meeting someone like you, as an Ambassador, who can empathise with what others are going through in caring for someone with dementia can be incredibly helpful, inspiring and enlightening.

Would you like to represent our charity in your community and help spread the word about our courses and our new services? Would you like to join us at events and tell people about the work we do and how we support family carers?

We welcome those who have previously provided care for a friend or family member with dementia to join our community. Your experience is invaluable and will enable us to help others who may now be in a similar situation.

If you need support in your caring role, please have a look at our website for our list of face-to-face courses or have a look at our Live Online Learning sessions to see if there is a course for you.

Here are some of the ways you can help us as an Ambassador for our charity

We want to reach as many local community groups as possible – such as Rotary and Round Table clubs, Women’s Institute, U3A groups, schools, churches, synagogues and other religious and secular groups. Our team isn’t big enough yet to travel the length and breadth of the country, so we need your help to make sure that anyone who might need our services knows that we are here for them. These are just a few of the things that our Ambassadors can support us with:

Spread the news by

Distributing leaflets about us and our courses

Sharing your story. Telling us your story and being a case study for the media, our website and our fundraising is an incredibly powerful reminder of the impact of our work

Telling your friends and community about our charity’s work

Talking to carers’ groups about us (we can help you with this by providing a PowerPoint presentation and marketing materials)

Following us on social media and sharing our services with your connections

Helping to ensure that we’re part of your local charity collections

Reviewing our services and helping us to find new carers to take part in future courses

Supporting our campaigns by writing to your local MPs

Encouraging support from local businesses

Writing to your employers about our work

Participating in research

Help us raise money by

Introducing us to sponsors/donors/organisations/employers/groups/trusts & foundations

Fundraising – you could take on your own sponsored challenge or organise a fundraising event to support our work. Have a look at our fundraising page and the a-z of fundraising ideas

Are you ready to become an Ambassador? Fill out our sign up form by clicking the button below.

Please get in touch with us  with any questions or to find out how else you can help our cause.

We are grateful to our Ambassadors for spreading the word about what we do.

As an Ambassador we expect you to support and respect Dementia Carers Count values and remain accountable for your behaviour. When attending events as an Ambassador we recommend asking the organiser before sharing our promotional materials (if the organiser is available).

While we endeavour to ensure our Ambassadors have the information and support they require from Dementia Carers Count to represent our charity, we are not responsible for their actions or behaviour. Opinions expressed and advice given by our Ambassadors do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Dementia Carers Count.

Join the community

We are constantly developing and updating our range of remote and online services to ensure that family and friends caring for someone with dementia continue to be well-supported.