Council Course Raising Standards Of Dementia Care
A training scheme helping improve standards of care for people with dementia
The first group of 20 students has now successfully completed the training and were presented with their graduation certificates by the council's executive member for adult services Cllr Jim Maddan.
The long-term aim is to extend the training to the wider care sector.
The initiative has been developed by Wandsworth's adult social services team in partnership with Nightingale care home in Balham, The Alzheimer's Society and South Thames College.
Cllr Jim Maddan said:
"It encourages carers to enter into the person's emotional world and use knowledge about their past to create lasting new connections. The aim is to move away from traditional models of care where a person with dementia is expected to live by strict residential routines. Instead, the course emphasises how crucial it is to put the person at the forefront of their care and daily life."
Councillor Jim Maddan presenting Roselyn Singh with her course completion certificate at Nightingale care home, Balham.
May 20, 2010