Statement from the Board of Dementia Concern

Albie Stadtmiller has left Dementia Concern after almost three and a half years of service to the charity.  During his tenure he reversed the three-year loss of income and Dementia Concern ended the 2021 financial year with a cash surplus and healthier reserves.  This involved grant writing, increasing service user fees and diversifying income.  His period navigated the loss of key personnel, the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of a Council grant valued at 1/3 of the charity's income (£330,000) and he secured a 10-year partnership with the West London Health Trust, includng its renewal after an inital successful two years.  He drove down fixed costs, introduced the voluntary London Living Wage for all staff, and enhanced the charity's IT capabilities, including the launch of a new website and social media presence.  A four-year partnership formed by him with 5 other local charities supporting carers within Ealing was awarded by Ealing Council.  The charity's offices have been completely refurbished to be staff and client friendly and hybrid working is keeping operations efficient and reducing infection risk.  During his tenure there has been a new Board and a number of Committees have been established.  Working with the Board he initiated a review of the charity's strategic business plan.  Above all, the charity's holistic service to those living with dementia and their carers has been maintained and has grown.  The charity is now in a stronger place to face the challenges and opportunities ahead and the Board would like to thank Albie for his work that has enabled the charity to move forwards.  We wish him well as he leaves Dementia Concern.  He leaves behind a good platform for the next CEO to continue the valuable work of Dementia Concern.