Welcome to the Dementia Care Matters. We are a leading dementia care organisation providing consultancy, training, resources and research across the UK and Ireland.


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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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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 at home

Dementia Care Matters has a well-established inspirational model transforming dementia care homes. Following significant development we are now able to share our new model of homecare services ‘Mattering At Home.’ 

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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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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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Wales

Enthusiasm and motivation in Wales for our model and approach is exciting. We are working closely with 4 Butterfly Project Homes, each aiming to achieve our Butterfly Service award alongside the current 3 Welsh homes.

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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 Training Skills.

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International Development

International interest in Dementia Care Matters model of dementia care has increased dramatically during 2014 in particular across Canada and Australia. 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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Speaking Engagements

Our team are involved in conferences and key dementia care events across the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada & Australia.

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Events

Join Dementia Care Matters at our exciting annual events.

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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