Step inside: building skills and confidence to support people living with dementia

Step inside dementia is a skills-based course suitable for anyone who comes into contact with people living with dementia.

1 day course from £695 for up to 16 people

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Delegates will understand what is happening to a person with dementia and learn how to build positive relationships using increased knowledge, empathy and practical skills.

Made up of four different modules, participants will learn how to apply evidence-based practical tools to build positive relationships and confidently support people with dementia to live well. Step inside dementia also contains the latest information on sight loss and dementia.

This content was developed in partnership with Royal National Institute for Blind People. For more information about sight loss, please visit RNIB's website.

To book a course or for more information, 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

Prices: Our training is flexible and cost-effective - we do not charge VAT.  

Our pricing is dependent on your sector:

Social care and third sector organisations: £695 excluding expenses
Health care and statutory sector organisations: £795 excluding expenses
Private sector organisations: £895 excluding expenses

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with people living with dementia.

Course level: Introductory

Course duration: One full day

Delivery style: Interactive face-to-face training

Pre-course requirements: There are no pre-course requirements

Delegate numbers: 8 - 16 people. Additional delegates may attend (up to a maximum of 20) for an additional charge of £49 per person.

Step inside dementia is also available for individuals to attend through our public access courses for £129 per person. For more information and to book on to an upcoming course, please contact the team on 01904 567909 or email [email protected]

Learning outcomes

Made up of 4 modules, the course will equip participants to:

Module 1 - What's happening?

  •  Recognise that dementia affects people in different ways
  •  Explain how the physical damage within the brain may cause everyday functional difficulties

Module 2 - Who am I?

  • Explore how our memory works
  • Appreciate how our past can shape our future

Module 3 - A strange new world

  • Understand how difficulties with perception can have an impact on people's well-being and responsive behaviours
  • Understand how our senses can be affected by dementia and how this can alter our experiences

Module 4 - Connect with me

  • Appreciate ways of connecting with a person living with dementia   
  • Recognise how our own actions can affect the way a person connects with us
  • Understand how methods of communication can be affected by dementia

Foundation certificate in dementia awareness exam

There is also the option for delegates to sit our Foundation certificate in dementia awareness exam which can be taken at the end of the course for an additional £29 per person. This multiple choice exam tests participants' knowledge of dementia, attitudes towards people living with dementia and understanding of person-centred approaches to caring for and supporting people living with the condition.

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