Dementia Champion Forum

Pembrokeshire Dementia Champions Forum

  • A Dementia Champion is someone with knowledge, understanding and skills in the care of people living with Dementia.
  • They encourage support and motivate others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their care setting.
  • They play a key role in raising and promoting awareness, knowledge and understanding of Dementia.

The purpose of this forum is to help support Dementia Champions in their role by sharing knowledge and best practice, helping identify training needs and provide learning opportunities.

Anyone whose work involves supporting people living with Dementia is welcome to come along.

We meet every 2 months at Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest, SA61 2PE. Time: from 1.30 to 4.00.

 

Background

The Pembrokeshire Dementia Champions Forum was set up by the Social Care Workforce Development Partnership (SCWDP) to support local care providers meet the requirements of a review by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales into the quality of life and care of older people living in care homes in Wales entitled ‘A Place to Call Home?’. This review included a requirement that ‘all care homes have at least one member of staff who is a Dementia Champion’.

The first forum was held in April 2016 and was attended by 40 Dementia Champions and managers from residential and nursing homes, learning disabilities and domiciliary care agencies.

 

Dates 2019:

23rd January

28th March

16th May

24th July

19th September

27th November

 

For more information contact – scwdp@pembrokeshire.gov.uk 

 

Dementia Champion Job Description

 

 

ID: 3583, revised 05/06/2019