What is the Dementia Learning and Development Framework?
This Learning and Development Framework has been produced to signpost you to some of the free resources that are available to support learning and develop understanding in dementia care. The framework signposts to resources that are available online and where relevant, to learning and development opportunities available via the WSCC Learning and Development Gateway.
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The framework aims to provide learning resources that can support understanding at identified points in the journey of dementia.
 
Who will find this framework useful?
The following individuals and professionals will find this framework useful:
 
  • Person affected by dementia and their family and friends
  • Public facing people and organisations
  • Managers and care workers working in a private, voluntary or independent care organisation.
  • Social Care Professionals including social workers, assistant care managers, occupational therapist, ROVI’s etc
  • Health Professionals inc Healthcare Assistants working in GP practices, acute and community hospitals, clinics and residential and nursing homes
  • GP’s and Physicians


How to use this framework

The framework has been developed to ensure it provides you with the most relevant learning to your particular situation or work setting.

The framework is divided into six key headers indicating the target audience that the information will be appropriate for and a seventh header provides additional resources for other people groups and disabilities.
 
Once you have decided on the most appropriate key header you then have the choice of discovering learning relevant to four identified points in the journey of living with dementia. Those four points are: 
  • Recognising there is a problem
  • Discovering the condition is dementia
  • Living well with dementia
  • Nearing the End of Life including care in the last days of life.   

Your views on the framework

WSCC Learning and Development would welcome your views on the framework or any suggestions for learning materials that you have found useful. Please complete the feedback section available below the framework.