Skills For Care have put together a guide, along with a wide range of stakeholders to help enable leaders and managers to support and develop their teams working with people living with dementia.
As the number of people with dementia, grows so does the likelihood that staff will come across people with dementia from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds.
This is an important area of focus because as dementia progresses, it is likely that a person’s characteristics will change, and often culture and background will play an increasingly important role in the care and support that a person prefers to receive.
The guide gives practical advice and good practice case studies relating to each stage of employing social care workers from recruitment and induction, to further and ongoing development. It provides suggestions, as well as scenarios that can be used to consider how you and your team should manage a particular set of circumstances.