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Stimulating Hallways Matter - New information for care homes about balancing filled up environments with fire safety.

 

NEW RESOURCE Emotional Risk Assessment (ERA) - David Sheard launched the new Emotional Risk Assessment (ERA) tool at Dementia Care Matter's 8th Annual Conference in Guildford in April 2014. It's a risk assessment tool to measure risks to people's well-being. Download ERA
 

4th National Conference in Ireland - "Safeguarding Emotions Matters in Dementia Care" - Thursday 25th September 2014 at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin - To Book your place, contact us at admin@dementiacarematters.com

New Booklet: Steering - "Steering culture change matters in dementia care homes" - our new commissioning briefing booklet describes how bringing together various key elements of our work can create real culture change in dementia care.


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University Learning

Dementia Care Matters works with the School of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey. The organisation holds a ReQ mark with University of Surrrey and University of Brighton for recognised educational quality for 3 courses. Read More

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Care Home Development

Dementia Care Matters is keen to work with organisations on strategic projects which bring all elements of our Model of Care together into an holistic approach. Read more

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Tailored Training

“Our concept of Mattering brings together the core elements of emotional care, skills, quality of life and environment with the culture of a shared community, thereby evidencing individuals matter.”    

Dr David Sheard   

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Learning Resources

Dementia Care Matters offers a range of learning materials based upon the experiences of people living with a dementia, care staff and relatives. A series of books; DVDs and a two part DVD training programme for staff.

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Mattering in Hospital

The national focus is increasing on the need to achieve culture change in the NHS. There is a renewed emphasis on the quality of people's experience in hospital. This focus has a complete synergy with Dementia Care Matters philosophy. Read more

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David Sheard

David provides specialist Consultancy in areas of dementia care that are newly developing or requiring a strategic focus. He can be commissioned to produce practice development tools and specialises in motivational speaking at conferences and with the media. Read more

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Wales

Following establishing a number of Butterfly Care Homes in Wales Dementia Care Matters is appointing a Head of Development for Wales to progress its commitment in Wales.

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Ireland

Dementia Care Matters has been welcomed in Ireland - bringing our Culture Change approach to Nursing Homes and providing training on Leadership, Person Centred Care and Being a Star for Trainers.

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Applying the methods described and using the tools provided in these resources simply cannot be ignored– Gloria Haynes, Operations Manager and Lead for Dementia Care Development, Fremantle Trust

Very impressed with the DVD's & Book from you. If you are looking for a deep undertsanding of what Dementia Care is all about then you have found the right website....–Dementia Care Matters Member

Just a quick note to say how happy I am with the latest DVD. It is truly inspirational and an asset during training. – Dementia Care Trainer