Retaining staff caring for a person with dementia

Our course provides managers with the necessary skills to support carers of people with dementia in the workforce and make a real difference to employee contribution, satisfaction and retention.

Prices starting from £395

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Of the number of family members caring for a person with dementia in the UK, 51% are in employment, often caring at a distance from where they live and work.  The annual cost to businesses of hours lost due to carers reducing their hours or leaving work altogether now equates to £1.6bn in England alone.  As well as financial cost, when employees leave they take vital skills and expertise with them.

To book a course or for more info, please contact the Training and Consultancy team on 01904 567909 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry and we'll get back to you.

Key information


Our pricing is dependent on your sector: Our training is flexible and cost-effective - we do not charge VAT.

Social care and third sector: £395 excluding expenses
Health care and statutory sector: £395 excluding expenses
Private sector organisations: £449 excluding expenses

Who should attend? Human Resources staff and Line Managers

Course level: Introductory

Course category: Foundation

Course duration:  Half day

Delivery style: Interactive in-house face to face training.

Pre-course requirements: Stepping inside dementia or equivalent previous dementia knowledge and/or experience.

Delegate numbers: The course is for between 8-16 delegates. An extra charge will apply for additional delegates up to a maximum of 20.

To book a course or for more info, please contact the Training and Consultancy team on 01904 567909 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry and we'll get back to you.

Learning outcomes

The course will equip participants to:

  • Describe what dementia is and what an employee may face when caring for a person with dementia
  • Recognise signs that an employee may have caring responsibilities
  • Use ways of initiating and conducting conversations with employees with caring responsibilities, in a sensitive way
  • Give examples of how organisations can be flexible towards employees with caring responsibilities
  • Identify the support available to employees with dementia caring responsibilities

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