Our values and beliefs are the guiding principles at the heart of Dementia Jersey that define how we work effectively and collaboratively to make Jersey a dementia friendly island. They inspire and guide all our employees and volunteers.

Our Values

  • Expertise
    We use research and the lived experience of people with dementia to guide our work.
  • Choice
    We support people with dementia and those who care for them to make informed choices about the best approach to meet their needs.
  • Kindness and compassion
    We are kind and compassionate in all we do for others and in our support for staff and volunteers.
  • Challenge
    We will stand up for people with dementia to get the best outcomes possible.

Our Beliefs

  • People with dementia should be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Every person, of any age, with any physical or mental health conditions, has an equal right to the best health and social care services available to meet their needs.
  • A person centred approach should be used to make sure everyone gets the best care and support for their situation.
  • People with dementia have a right to be heard and included in all decisions that affect them and those who care for them.
  • Helping, caring for and protecting people is everyone’s business and is at the heart of a strong island community.

Dementia Jersey Team Manifesto

We believe good teamwork is…

  1. Having mutual respect and being kind
  2. Supporting each other to get things done
  3. Always considering the impact on others
  4. Maintaining a sense of humor and solutions focused approach
  5. Working towards a shared goal of helping people with dementia
  6. Celebrating our diversity and strengths and acknowledging our weaknesses
  7. Having an open mind to new ways of doing things
  8. Listening rather than speaking
  9. Honest communications with clear expectations
  10. Trust in each other
  11. Being accountable for our own work and actions
  12. Celebrating success