Dementia Champions Programme
We have recently appointed two Dementia Champions who have just completed the training Dementia Champions Programme.
Congratulations to Eleanor Garvey and Sandra Carroll on completing the Dementia Champions Programme.
The Dementia Champions Programme focuses on the standards set out within the regional Dementia Learning and Development Framework which was launched last year. This framework outlines the importance of a well-trained health and social care workforce in providing care for people living with a dementia. The Dementia Champions training demonstrates the action being taken to build on good practice and develop dementia care which meets current and future service need.
Key areas covered by the programme included receiving a dementia diagnosis, research and evidence based practice in dementia care, communication and promoting enabling environments. The course was delivered via a blended learning approach of five study days, online resources and the submission of work-based assignments.
During 2017, 2 cohorts will complete the Dementia Champions training programme which will bring the number of Dementia Champions in Northern Ireland to over 300.