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Skills for Care launch new dementia guide

Skills for Care have launched the 'Supporting Dementia Workers' guide to support social care workers working with people with dementia across England.

The case study based guide is launched to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week which started last week. Skills for Care is backing the campaign that aims to maximise awareness and understanding of Dementia including social care employers and the 1.56 million people who work in the sector.

The number of people with Dementia is expected to grow to 1.7 million by 2051 and Skills for Care estimates that at last half a million extra workers will be needed to help meet their needs.

Skills for Care are running a series of Learning and Development Good Practice in Dementia workshops for social care managers from 22 May to 30 May.

The free workshops will help them to implement learning and development workforce strategies to effectively support people with dementia looking at examples of how other social care employers support and develop their workforce. To sign up for the workshops please click here

"Skills for Care is backing National Dementia Week because we need to make sure that everyone who works in our sector has a very clear understanding of the needs of people with dementia" says Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen.

"We are backing our commitment by launching a user friendly guide that uses real life case studies to help workers in our sector really understand what they can do to make sure that people with Dementia get the best and most dignified care possible."?

Supporting Dementia Workers is an online resource and can be downloaded from the dementia pages.