Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2016

People With Dementia In Wrexham Will Receive Improved Care Thanks To Leading Course

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This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 28th, 2016

Care workers in Wrexham will be provided with new, industry-leading training to help them and their colleagues improve the services offered to people living with dementia. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wrexham County Borough Council launched a new Royal College of Nursing and City & Guilds accredited course which will provide care practitioners with guidance on person-led care for people with dementia – and also give care workers the training needed to provide guidance to their colleagues. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This approach will help to encourage best practise methods in private care providers throughout the Wrexham county borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The course is led by Pauline Cameron, Learning and Development Officer at the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Stirling University. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The training will begin with the two-day Facilitator course launched today, with guidance provided to eight senior carers and care co-ordinators who work at care providers across Wrexham. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The next phase of the training will involve a six-month programme, with each of the facilitators passing on the expertise learnt on the course to colleagues in their individual companies. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Joan Lowe, Lead Member for Adult Social Care at Wrexham Council, said: “We at Wrexham Council are incredibly pleased to be working with the Dementia Services Development Centre in bringing about this training, and are keen to see the trained facilitators go on to pass on what they have learned to their colleagues in private care in the coming months. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Dementia can be an incredibly debilitating condition, but care workers have a very important role when it comes to helping those living with it, and their training can have immeasurable results.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Charlotte Walton, Head of Older People’s Services for Wrexham Council, said: “We’re always keen to work with our private sector partners wherever possible, and by taking on a lead role with this training, we can help them access the world-class training offered by organisations such as the DSDC.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pauline Cameron, Learning and Development Officer DSDC, said: ”DSDC is delighted to be working with Wrexham Council on this project. The Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning Programme is an innovative award winning programme which changes attitudes, values and beliefs about dementia. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We look forward to supporting the council facilitators to improve the lives of people with dementia in the region through delivery of excellent care”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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