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Dementia Training Support Group. Rhiannon Thorn. Why have a support group?. This year again the demand for dementia training has continued to increase but also the request for training which is more than an awareness-raising course

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Dementia training support group

Dementia Training Support Group

Rhiannon Thorn


Why have a support group

Why have a support group?

  • This year again the demand for dementia training has continued to increase but also the request for training which is more than an awareness-raising course

  • Many organisations, managers and trainers are working in isolation when developing training resources. Networking with others will ensure a better understanding and benchmark quality

  • Training and learning will need to be sustainable, by working together this could be better achieved


Terms of reference

Terms of Reference

AIM

To support the development of a range of learning resources to ensure the delivery of a sustainable training programme, which meets the needs of the care sector.

Objectives

To analyse baseline data to monitor the learning needs of the sector

Avoid duplication of work by sharing materials and resources

To use the forum to problem solve and share good practice

To keep up to date with current ideas and practices

To evaluate how the local training programmes are meeting the needs of the sector


Membership

Membership

  • Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Social Services

  • Independent and Voluntary Sector (*Cardiff)

  • Range of service areas and of job roles

    • Managers

    • Trainers

    • Informal Carers

Currently have 20 members


Action plan

Action Plan

Objective

To analyse baseline data to monitor the learning needs of the sector

Map range of learning needs

Consider how best to meet demand

Monitor demand for QCF dementia units


Action plan1

Action Plan

Objective

Avoid duplication of work by sharing materials and resources

Have a list of resources available for:

Trainer

Social Services and Partnership

QCF dementia units

Promote awareness of resources


Action plan2

Action Plan

Objective

To use the forum to problem solve and share good practice

Share identified good practice within the partnership

Record problems solved and share

Publish a newsletter


Action plan3

Action Plan

Objective

To keep up to date with current ideas and practices

Have a list of useful links

Identify possible events to update practice

Share expertise within the group


Action plan4

Action Plan

Objective

To evaluate how the local training programmes are meeting the needs of the sector

Identify what is learning is available to meet local demand

Promote awareness of available training

Promote awareness of QCF dementia qualifications

Devise evaluation tools for dementia training


Dates of the next meetings

Dates of the next meetings

  • Dates of next meetings:

  • 30th May3.00 - 5.00Church Square, Tredegar

  • 9th July2.00 - 4.00Tredomen House, Room 4

  • 24th Sept 2.00 - 4.00Church Square, Tredegar

  • 26th Nov2.00 - 4.00Tredomen House, Room 4


If interested

If Interested

If you want to be on the mailing list

for the group please contact:

Rhiannon Thorn

[email protected]

01443 864271


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