Workforce development

Objective 13: Workforce development and training in dementia.

All health and social care staff involved in the care of people with dementia need the right training and continuous professional development.

£2.4m funding for a learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia

The Department of Health has recently commissioned Skills for Care to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia. As a result, Skills for Care announced yesterday that … Read more → – £2.4m funding for a learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia

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Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: a legal guide for practitioners

This guide produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence is aimed primarily at practitioners working in various settings for organisations involved in safeguarding. It is intended to serve as a pointer to the law and to how it can be used. Read more → – Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: a legal guide for practitioners

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An evaluation of dementia support worker roles

This report produced by the South West Dementia Partnership presents an evaluation of existing models of community-based support for people with dementia, their families and carers. Read more → – An evaluation of dementia support worker roles

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NICE social care quality standard on the care of people with dementia

NICE are advertising for professional and lay members for the expert group developing a social care quality standard on the care of people with dementia. The deadline for applications is 7 December and detailed information is available on the NICE … Read more → – NICE social care quality standard on the care of people with dementia

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Bradford Dementia Group

The Bradford Dementia Group is a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional team offering a variety of training and study courses, including undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses, seminars and dementia care mapping training. Read more → – Bradford Dementia Group

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Bristol care home learning network

The learning network aims to develop meaningful and sustainable partnerships between care homes, trusts and the University of the West of England. Read more → – Bristol care home learning network

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Dementia competency framework

The dementia competency framework, produced by the South West Dementia Partnership, suppports staff to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide high quality dementia care. Read more → – Dementia competency framework

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Social Care Institute for Excellence – Dementia Gateway: Dementia Good Practice Exchange

Social Care Institute for Excellence are developing a new good practice example section on their Dementia Gateway in partnership with ECCA. For further information please click on the following link: Dementia Good Practice Exchange

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West of England care learning network

The care learning network is a major information gateway to social care training, grants, workforce recruitment and development for adult social care employers in the West of England. Read more → – West of England care learning network

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Optimising treatment and care for people for people with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

The Alzheimers Society have produced this best practice guide which has been designed to support health and social care professionals to determine the best treatment and care for people experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The guide can … Read more → – Optimising treatment and care for people for people with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

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