Dementia training for care providers
Alzheimer's Society works with care providers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to develop and deliver specialist dementia training programmes. Training is designed to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to provide high quality, person-centred dementia care. With access to a team of specialist trainers and expertise around the UK, we are the provider of choice for dementia education and training.
We provide training sessions on a variety of topics for staff groups working with people with dementia in all roles and at all levels. Workshops are delivered in-house, direct to groups of up to 20 staff at one time, providing whole teams with common skills and knowledge in dementia and better equipping them to transfer learning into the workplace.
- Dementia awareness - a one day workshop for all staff that come into contact with people with dementia.
- Person-centred dementia care - a two day course for staff caring for people with dementia.
- Facilitation skills for cascading dementia awareness - designed to equip staff within larger organisations with the knowledge and skills to effectively cascade dementia awareness training to colleagues.
- Meeting the complex needs of people with dementia - a programme of modules on a variety of topics addressing in detail the specific needs of people living with dementia.
- Champions in dementia - an inspirational development programme delivered as six workshop days over three months.
We work with a variety of organisations to develop the knowledge and skills of staff working with people with dementia and consistently receive positive feedback from commissioners and participants alike.
For individuals wishing to attend Alzheimer's Society training, or for organisations with limited staff numbers, we are running our one day Dementia awareness workshop on two dates in early 2014.
The cost is £95 + VAT per person; contact us for more information and to book your place today.
Tomorrow is another day is an easy to use dementia awareness training resource for those working in a residential care setting.
Supporting people with dementia at home is a new training package developed to meet the specific training needs of staff providing care and support to people with dementia living at home.
Both resources comprise a DVD and a CD Rom containing all learners' notes, exercises and facilitators' notes. The resources can be purchased by small care providers for just £249 + VAT each. Order your copy today.
For larger providers the training materials can be accessed as part of our Facilitation skills for cascading dementia awareness programme. This programme will equip key members of staff with the skills and knowledge to cascade the training across the organisation. Contact us for more information.
The Alzheimer's Society Foundation Certificate in Dementia Awareness is a multiple choice test designed to be undertaken by staff that have completed any dementia awareness level training programme. The assessment costs £25 per paper and tests candidates' knowledge of dementia and person-centred care, as well as their attitudes and approaches towards the care of those living with dementia. Successful candidates receive an Alzheimer's Society certificate and badge.
To register your organisation for the scheme, download the Invigilator information pack today.
Meeting the needs of your staff
We understand that the dementia training needs of staff will vary for different organisations. If you would like to discuss the specific requirements of your workforce in further detail, or for more information on any of the above, please contact Education and Development on 01904 633581, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online enquiry form.
'We commissioned Alzheimer's Society's person-centred dementia care course to improve the lives of our ladies and to empower our care staff to deliver excellent care. Our aim for the course was to enable our staff to respond appropriately, effectively and compassionately to the challenges that living with dementia can bring.
The trainer ensured that she knew how our home operates which meant that she could put the learning into context for our care staff. This has led to our staff being more confident in their delivery of care and our ladies having their needs, desires and abilities fully utilised. As a result of this session we will roll out the next level of training to further enhance the level of care we are now able to deliver. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone who is helping others who are living with dementia.'
Royal Cambridge Home, Surrey