Supporting Dementia Workers – guide to support social care workers working with people with dementia across England – Skills for Care – 21 May 2012

Posted on May 23, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Supporting Dementia Workers – guide to support social care workers working with people with dementia across England – Skills for Care – 21 May 2012

“Skills for Care have launched the ‘Supporting Dementia Workers’ guide to support social care workers working with people with dementia across England.

The case study based guide is launched to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week which starts today. Skills for Care is backing the campaign that aims to maximise awareness and understanding of Dementia including social care employers and the 1.56 million people who work in the sector.

The number of people with Dementia is expected to grow to 1.7 million by 2051 and Skills for Care estimates that at last half a million extra workers will be needed to help meet their needs.

“Skills for Care is backing National Dementia Week because we need to make sure that everyone who works in our sector has a very clear understanding of the needs of people with dementia” says Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen.

“We are backing our commitment by launching a user friendly guide that uses real life case studies to help workers in our sector really understand what they can do to make sure that people with Dementia get the best and most dignified care possible.”?

Supporting Dementia Workers is an online resource and can be downloaded from the dementia pages.”

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