Training

Objective 13 of the National Dementia Strategy (2009) calls for an informed and effective workforce for people with dementia. Vision for Dementia offers specialist training that is aligned to Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework (Skills for Health, Skills for Care, Health Education England).

Training is tailored to the needs of participants from health and social care sectors, statutory and voluntary or independent, and is based on the principles of person-centred care which explores the concepts of dignity, respect and the individuality of experience. Training courses and workshops are designed to:

  • develop knowledge and understanding
  • provide an opportunity to reflect on practice
  • recognise the context and policy frameworks in which we practice
  • enthuse, stimulate and motivate participants to improve practice
  • put participants ‘in the shoes’ of people affected by dementia

A learner-centred and constructivist approach is adopted and includes a range of learning opportunities, such as experiential work, group work, discussion, ‘teaching’, reflection and problem solving.

 

Training currently offered:

Forthcoming course:

Seeing is Believing 28th September 2016, Wolverhampton

- one day experiential course on sight loss and perceptual difficulties in dementia

To book onto the course, please contact Sandra Graham, Dementia Pathfinders

sandra.graham@dementiapathfinders.org

http://www.dementiapathfinders.org

 

One-off presentations

Perhaps you want to introduce new ideas and issues to a group of staff, to commissioners or providers and a one-off presentation might do the trick. I am happy to develop a presentation to meet your needs in any of my specialist areas.

 

An individual approach!

All training can be tailored and modules can be incorporated to meet your needs. Please contact Penny Redwood to discuss your needs.

Comments!

‘I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the dementia awareness session. It has greatly improved my knowledge and in turn enabled me to fulfil my role’

Eve T, Leeds City Council

‘I enjoyed it very much, your enthusiasm was a big part of the success of the day’

Martyn R, independent sector

‘Thanks for the training session on Tuesday, I really got a lot out of it’

Rachel C, independent sector

‘Felt Penny had excellent use of knowledge and information. Felt it was presented well and found it very useful and interesting.Will put to use in my practice. Thank you.’

‘Improved my overall understanding of dements and the various types. Interesting try and view something from the respective of someone with dementia’