Training for Design

DSDC provides many high-impact training and education opportunities on design for dementia, as well as its signature design schools.

Feedback from the team following the recent 2 day training session has been excellent, they now feel not only well equipped but also inspired to make changes to our housing to ensure the environment is enabling for people with dementia to allow them to live alone independently for as long as possible.
Planning & Commissioning Manager
Perth & Kinross Council

Introduction to Dementia Design

A one day programme aimed at staff who need to understand the importance of design for people with dementia but do not have a direct role in influencing design. This programme can also provide an ideal starting point for teams about to embark on a new venture. 

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Dementia Design School

DSDC’s Design School is the world's leading specialist programme on dementia design. Each Design School, delivered in locations across the UK and beyond, attracts participants with widely different backgrounds and experience, making this an especially rich and enduring learning experience. The Programme of two days of lectures, workshops and activities equips professionals with an interest in dementia and design with all they need to know about tackling the environmental issues which affect people with dementia.

The School includes:

  • sessions led by respected specialists on all key aspects of design for dementia– interiors, gardens, lighting, signage
  • space to explore the evidence of world-leading dementia design
  • practical workshops on how good design and low cost changes to the environment promote safety, increase opportunities for independent living and reduce service costs

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Bespoke courses can be tailored to specific interests or needs and can be delivered at a venue to suit you

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Specialist One-Day Courses

We also offer a range of one day events that focus on specific areas of design such as:

  • interiors
  • outside space
  • technology
  • acute design
  • housing

The Training Directory includes further details and Sample Programmes. 

Please contact us for further information