Care homes newsletter, issue 10, February 2011

Through monthly newsletters, the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) Implementation Team is sharing ideas on how the strategy can be implemented, examples of how different homes have implemented the strategy, and resources to support care homes in their own implementation.

Issue 10, February 2011 focuses on developing an informed and effective workforce for people with dementia living in care homes. It contains the following articles:

  • Recognising the challenges, building on good work and strengthening the profession of care by Martin Green, Chief Executive, English Community Care Association and Department of Health Independent Sector Dementia Champion
  • Values and skills in practice: supporting staff in providing person centred care by Liz Taylor, Chair, Social Care Association
  • Working in partnership: How carers are supporting the education, training and development of staff in care homes by Julia Burton-Jones, Dementia Pioneer, Dementia UK