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Royal Air Forces Association launches dementia support platform


Mark Say Managing Editor

The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) has launched a digital platform for its new Navigating Dementia service. 

Young hands on old hands

It has been developed by IT consultancy CGI and the Alzheimer’s Society to support members of the RAF community caring for people with dementia.

The platform includes a discussion forum, support and learn webinars, personal stories, frequently asked questions, and links to further support and resources.  CGI said it employed agile techniques in the development.

“We are very grateful to CGI for developing this important new resource with us,” said Rachel Huxford, director of fundraising, marketing and trading at RAFA. “Their expertise will benefit dementia carers very directly and is testament to CGI’s impressive commitment to supporting the UK’s military community.”

Neil Timms, senior vice president space, defence and intelligence at CGI in the UK said: “It is vital that we exploit digital channels to enable communities to access the information and support they need wherever they are. In these challenging times I am very proud of the joint RAFA and CGI team that have made this happen so rapidly.”

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