Dementia Care Matters continues to grow as a national organisation with a team of 20 people supporting our work across the UK and Ireland. We have focused on and developed a number of specific initiatives under our new work on Mattering in Dementia Care®.
Our focus for 2014 will be to develop our work to 3 key themes:
Emotional competency in teams matters.
Steering: culture change matters in dementia care.
Mattering in Hospital - shaping dementia care matters on acute wards
Dementia Care Matters 8th annual conference in association with The Journal of Dementia Care - 30th April 2014 being held at University of Surrey, Guildford. "Safeguarding Emotions Matters in Dementia Care" For booking information contact email@example.com or DOWNLOAD A PROGRAMME
"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. DOWNLOAD
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
Care Home Development
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
“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.”
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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. I have rarely seen such in depth analysis of the subject. If you are looking for an all you need to know about Dementia Care 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