EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Health / social work
Residential care and social work activities
88.10 - Social work activities without accommodation for the elderly and disabled
Number Employed: 1500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-07-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 300
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The Alzheimer’s Society, the British care and research charity for people affected by dementia and their carers, has announced that it will restructure the organisation and cut as many as 300 jobs, 20% of its workforce. The restructure is prompted by the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis, which has reduced the Society’s income.

In a statement, the chief executive of the charity said the job cuts will primarily affect back office functions. The charity will also postpone research activities while improving and increasing its online services.

The Alzheimer’s Society was founded in 1979. It is a membership organisation, with 25,000 members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The charity relies on donations from the public and corporate funders.