- NEW DEPUTY CEO APPOINTED
David Sheard and all of the Dementia Care Matters team of 24 people are delighted to welcome Eve Carder to the new post of Deputy CEO / Senior Consultant Nurse in Dementia Care Matters. As a Senior Nurse for 12 years and with substantial Registered Manager experience Eve is driven and passionate about improving cultures of care. Eve will be an exceptional addition personally to Dementia Care Matters - bringing direct experience of implementing our Butterfly household model of care in a large nursing home. Eve commences in post the week of Dementia Congress in Brighton - 10 November 2014 where she will be thrilled to meet the many followers of Dementia Care Matters' beliefs and work.
- JOB VACANCY AT DEMENTIA CARE MATTERS:
- 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
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. 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