What people have said about working with us:

Debra Keeling, RMBI’s Deputy Director of Care

“We have seen excellent outcomes for the residents from the holistic approach that the Dementia Care Matters model uses and we look forward to achieving even better results going forward.”

Mandy Masters, Operations Director, Kingsley Healthcare Ltd

 ‘Our Journey’ began with Dementia Care Matters in June 2010 with an Inspirational Day with David Sheard for all home managers and our head office team. This was truly a turning point for our company, to see a glimpse of what real person centred care should look, sound and feel like. 

We have been working with David and his team now for 12 months and the changes happening in our care homes are astonishing.

The results speak for themselves; improvement in quality of life and wellbeing for the people living in our homes and a completely new way of working for our staff teams.  

Every day we just let the day unfold, what a wonderful way to be at work! 

Our working relationship with Dementia Care Matters continues to grow and we have a rolling annual programme in place including, staff training, Butterfly Projects and assistance with the design of our new builds and extensions.

We cannot recommend David and his team highly enough, every home has the potential to change, deliver truly person centred care and be the best. Dementia Care Matters can give you the inspiration to do this too!’


Anita (Astle)Peet,  Wren Hall Nursing Home

Working with Dementia Care Matters (DCM) has been an immensively inspiring experience not only for myself but for my whole team. Dementia Care Matters is far more than a training company; it is a Change Agent, a Motivator and Critical Friend.

The training provided is exceptional because of the variety of techniques used to convey the messages. DCM is extremely effective because each training day ends with trainees devising smart action plans which the DCM Trainer later follows up.

The Dementia Care Matters team all have different but complimentary skills; their common trait is their passion and committment to embedding the highest quality of Dementia Care and Person Centred Care within the teams they work with.

Not only does Dementia Care Matters embed person centred care but it practices it throughout its interface with Companies, teams and individual people.

I and my team have been working with DCM for a year now, we have come so far and our success has been through increased well being for residents, their relatives and my team. Sadly for me my waist has grown because of the chocolate always given out on each training session.


Lesley Gill, Care Sector Alliance Cumbria.

Feedback from attendees indicated that they found the day truly inspirational. 

The day was a roller-coaster for us all - emotional, challenging, reflective, thought-provoking, creating enthusiasm for change, and a real wake up call – as David says ‘Do You Gerrit?’ 

Hmm – Feelings Matter Most – I think by the end of the day we were all ‘gerring it’ and are at the start of a most interesting journey.

Paragraph from article following "Feelings Matter Most" conference led by David Sheard.  

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