This innovative programme is designed to be delivered by a key member of your staff team in their own workplace. Your key member of staff attends the 2 day facilitator course where they learn how to use the materials provided to facilitate the learning of further staff members. The facilitator you select is an experienced member of your team who understands the needs of people with dementia and has a positive attitude to change. Knowledge of their participants and their local work environment enables facilitators to link experience, actions and new knowledge into actual practice within a reflective learning framework.
Training is provided to facilitate the use locally of six self-study workbooks:
- understanding dementia
- building meaningful relationships
- communication and behaviour
- providing support to families
- health and wellbeing
- legal issues
Reflective practice enables staff to develop their existing approach to dementia care and make meaningful changes in the way they support people with dementia.
The programme covers specific areas for staff in the following settings:
Who is this programme for
- Frontline Hospitals and day hospitals staff
- Care homes and day care staff
- Domiciliary, re-ablement, home care and the community staff
- Emergency/A&E departments, critical care and minor injury units staff
- Housing staff
The ‘Best Practice in Dementia Care’ training programme is accredited by both the Royal College of Nursing and City & Guilds. It is accredited by City & Guilds with 6 SCQF credits at level 6. This compares with QCF level 3 and EQF level 4. This means that participants who complete the course successfully will achieve 6 SCQF credits which can be used to evidence skills and could contribute toward future learning and development.