As Autumn approaches, it brings with it the beautiful changing colours of the trees and heathers on the hills and mountains.

Dementia NI recently developed an exciting, forward-thinking strategy for the coming years. Now
coming into Autumn, we are completing a review of the staffing structure in order to deliver the ambitious aims and goals of the strategy.

Due to the period of transition and change we find ourselves in, I have taken the difficult decision to
resign from the position as Programme Manager and will be heading to pastures new in December. As
I work part-time hours to achieve a better work-life balance, I am no longer able to devote the time and
efforts to ensure that the charity continues to develop at the pace it needs and ensure that people living
with dementia are at the heart of the organisation.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members and families for the trust you put in me
to lead the organisation; the support you have shown me; the wonderful opportunities and the
friendships that I have made along my journey with Dementia NI. I took up my role as the first member
of staff on 1st September 2015 and I am so proud of what we have all achieved for people living with
dementia in Northern Ireland over this time.

I look forward to continuing to support the charity over the coming years!

Kindest regards,

Tara Collins

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