Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in Health regularly host CPD and Knowledge Exchange events, seminars and workshops. The Supporting Derek event is part of this.
£145 (fee includes Supporting Derek resource pack - DVD and training book)
Facilitator: Karen Watchman
Monday 4th March 2013, Edinburgh.
'Training was very informative and well delivered. It was also a good opportunity to network and I will keep in touch with others on the course'
'Great to have the opportunity to keep in touch afterwards for follow up support, I am sure that I will use it!'
'I feel more motivated to deliver training now than ever before'
'The material can be used immediately and is clear and concise - best training I have attended'
This one day event, certificated by The University of Edinburgh, will provide staff working in health and social care with information, support and resources to facilitate training about learning disability and dementia in their own organisation.
To enable participants to deliver the Supporting Derek training programme locally to support staff who work with people with a learning disability and dementia. To increase the knowledge, motivation and confidence of staff who deliver training about learning disability and dementia, especially if training is not their primary role.
The content of the pack includes information about understanding learning disability and dementia plus specific issues of communication, the impact of the environment, pain and the importance of supporting friendships.
Those attending the day will become familiar with the content of the pack and will be supported to develop their own one day programme for local delivery using a cascade approach.
This course is designed for those who are in a position to undertake the local training of staff or other trainers. You do not need to be a trainer to take the course or deliver this programme locally.
This course meets the *Dementia Skilled Practice Level required by all staff in Scotland who have direct and/or substantial contact with people with dementia and their families and carers.
*The Scottish Government (2011) Promoting Excellence: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers.
Please see our YouTube channel for a preview of the DVD produced by The University of Edinburgh and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
This article was published on Nov 15, 2012