Sussex Community NHS Dementia Workshop

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are running a free, two-day workshop for Care Assistants, Health Care Assistants, Support Workers and Therapies Support Staff. This programme will be focused on supporting people with dementia and memory impairments.

Day one will include: Introduction to Person-Centred Care; Approaches to Communication; a simulated/immersive learning session on the experience of dementia and Enhanced Care.

Day two will include: Supporting a Person in Distress; De-escalation of Behaviours; Living with Dementia and Putting Theory into Practice.

The course is free and open to a maximum of 25 people. If successful, the trust is hoping to run others in West Sussex if funding can be acquired.

SCFT Dementia Lead, Lucy Frost, is leading the workshops with Rachael Mortimer from Engage and Create. These workshops are open to any person working with people with dementia and places will be reserved on a first-come, first served basis.

Lucy said ‘This dementia workshop will be extremely beneficial for personal development and it would be great if we could combine health and support staff with different experiences from community, care homes and the hospital.’

Workshops: 4 and 5 April from 9.15am to 4pm.

Colley House: Bognor War Memorial Hospital.

For further details please email: lucy.frost1@nhs.net


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