The third Countywide Forum for Dementia Link Workers, who have achieved the Dementia Link Worker Award in Gloucestershire, will take place on 1st July 2011 at Gloucester Guildhall.
Participants will be able to listen to a packed programme of speakers and view a wide tange of exhibitions.
The aim of the Dementia Link Worker role is to promote best practice for dementia care by passing on the skills and knowledge that they have gained through their specialised training to their peer group within their own workplace. They use on-site dementia learning resources which have been specifically developed within the Gloucestershire dementia training strategy to develop other staff members.
The Dementia Link Workers were initially developed within Gloucestershire care homes but latterly more are being trained within the Domiciliary Care and Community Hospitals workforces. Finf out more about the role of the Dementia Link Workers at https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/extra/article/108344/The-Role-of-the-Dementia-Link-Worker
Find out more about the Multi-Agency Dementia Training & Education Strategy for Gloucestershire at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/extra/article/108334/More-about-our-Dementia-Training-and-Education-Strategy.
See also the Gloucestershire Dementia Training Pathway for Care Homes and download the Interactive 3 file dementia training resources for care homes
I am a care assistant in a nursing home and have become very interested in dementia and looking to become a link worker and later do more training. I have become stuck in my search for training could you help. Mairi smith
You may find it helpful to look at the following resources:
I hope that this helps.
Rowan, Editor, Dementia Partnerships