Culture Change in Dementia Care - University recognised course comes to Wales

In response to a great deal of interest the second course in Wales starts in February 2014 in Cardiff.  

Recognised by University of Surrey and University of Brighton       

Awarded Recognising educational Quality (ReQ) Mark              ReQ Certificate

Duration: 13 days over one year          Cost: £1,495 + VAT   (special offer 3 for 2) 

Extensive resources - 12 modules of supporting tools authored by David Sheard.   Course description 

Course Calendar      Booking form

Homes following Dementia Care Matters model of care in Wales include:

Glyn Menai, Bangor

Clydach Court, Tonypandy

Dan Y Mynydd, Porth

Shire Hall, Cardiff

Ty Waunarlwydd, Swansea

Bryn Siriol, Neath supported by Anita Tomaszewski


January 2013

Health in Wales reports:

"Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales’ (CSSIW) Chief Inspector Imelda Richardson, launched CSSIW’s annual report for 2011-12 today, while on a visit with Gwenda Thomas, the Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services, to an innovative dementia project in Clydach Court, Rhondda Cynon Taf. 

The annual report highlights the continuing challenges facing local authorities and their delivery partners in 2011–12 due to the increasing demand for care and social services and the increasing complexity of needs.  

During the visit the Chief Inspector also launched CSSIW’s Participation Plan, which outlines how service users, families, providers and carers groups can get involved even further in its work.

Imelda Richardson said: 

I’m pleased to be able to visit Clydach Court meet with residents, their family, friends and staff and hear about their experiences and the improvements and difference the centre is making to their lives.

Clydach Court is a good example of the care people who need it should be able to receive and we are committed to working with them, as well as other providers of care and people who use services, their families and carers to improve standards."  Clydach Court is a Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Service Home.


Speaking engagement in Wales:

David Sheard will be speaking at the following events in 2013: 

"The concept, glue and future of dementia care" Tuesday 26th March - Collaborative for North Wales - Medication Management and Dementia Target. 

"The Feeling of Mattering - what it really takes to implement" Wednesday 27th March 2013- Llandrindod Wells - Social Care in Partnership (Mid Wales)


TV programme featuring David Sheard - Channel S4C, Wednesday 29th February at 20.25, 'Un o Bob Tri" (“One in Every Three”) David Sheard said, “Following featuring in BBC2 series “Can Gerry Robinson Fix Dementia Care Homes?” I was delighted to be approached by Fflic TV to participate in this S4C documentary, led by Beti George.  The programme offered a real opportunity to show that living in a dementia care home can be a very positive experience. Glyn Menai are enthusiastic and passionate followers of Dementia Care Matter’s model of care and show very movingly in the programme their natural skills in being a butterfly, changing the culture of care through connections with people moment by moment. “


David Sheard was a guest speaker at the SCiP(SE) Winter conference on 31 January in Cardiff 2012. Speaking on -  "Being it - not doing it: 'What person centred dementia care really looks, sounds and feels like" and "Inspiring Leadership: The way to achieve real outcomes in dementia care homes."

Reflecting on the event, David said,  “Real Consultation, Prepared to face Challenges, Grasping What Changes Cultures -The SCIP Conference demonstrated that achieving compassionate dementia care is all about establishing a new culture of leadership and a clear focus on citizen based outcomes.'


View how the day has been described by Dare 2 Care Wales: