Welcome to Dementia Care Matters.
We provide consultancy, learning development, training resources and practice based research.
We believe a new culture of care comes from focussing on a model of emotional intelligence.
Dr David Sheard CEO & Founder
Director The Butterfly Community
Care Personality of the Year – 16th UK National Care Awards
Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Surrey, UK
Latest News UK:
12th UK Dementia Congress : 7th - 9th November 2017 - Doncaster Racecourse
8th November sees The Butterfly Community's first webinar to be held at UK Dementia Congress: The Butterfly Community - bonding with glue: joining up culture change and person-centred practices. A live webinar with David Sheard and Helen Sanderson
8th November - 'Care Homes : Practically 'Outstanding' - correlations between Butterfly Level 1 Homes and CQC ratings
9th November - 'Question Time Panel ' a chance to have your say, seek opinions and learn from expert discussion on pressing issues in dementia care, Panel including Prof Alistair Burns, University of Manchester, Prof. Dawn Brooker, University of Worcester, Peter Mittler, University of Manchester & David Sheard, Dementia Care Matters
Also on the 9th November : Advanced Workshop: Beyond Feelings Matter Most to Positive Intentions in Dementia Care - An Advanced Group Workshop for experienced managers and practitioners seeking more progressed material in dementia care led by David Sheard and Peter Priednieks Dementia Care Matters
For information on booking click here
We are really excited to be able to announce a new big moment for Dementia Care Matters. It’s called ‘The Butterfly Community’, and it’s a new way for us to create a global community of butterflies and reach more people than ever before. The Butterfly Community is an online membership group that will support care home owners and managers to create cultural change in dementia care with live webinars, tools and downloadable resources to guide you through every month. We’ve created it with Helen Sanderson, who has been pioneering person-centred practices and is a like-minded partner who we are thrilled to work with. We’ve created it because we know there are huge numbers of people out there who want to connect with us and learn together, and now we’ve got the tools to make it happen. We’ve also created it because we know that financial resources are tight these days, and we need to think about new ways of working that can make a big impact without putting more strain on homes. You can hear Helen and David talking about The Butterfly Community on our new website at www.butterflycommunity.org
Listen to David talk about The Butterfly Community click here
10 Butterfly Homes have been rated as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, all the reports for the individual homes can be read here
Dunkirk Memorial - Dementia care at home in Somerset run by the Royal British Legion has been branded "exceptional". To read the article click here
Forthcoming article in The Journal of Dementia Care Sept/ Oct 2017 by Dr David Sheard - 'The Stuff of Life: why the quality of interior engagement in care homes is so important'
Thursday 10th August, Peter Priednieks , Deputy CEO , Launching the 'New Nurse Academy & Training Programme for Staff' at the Royal British Legion Industries -
Belfast - during 2017 / 2018 we are working with 4 Care Homes and Supported Housing - Sydenham Court in 'The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust ' to develop their culture change programme in The Butterfly Household Model of Care
New DCM team member:
- As well as Deborah Evans joining DCM a year ago having led Butterfly Homes in achieving amazing transformation in South Wales we are really pleased that Mike Phillips joins us with a wealth of national experience in dementia care.
September 2017 Gwen Coleman delivering 'Mattering in Hospital' to The Royal Derby NHS Trust
New DCM Butterfly Project 2017 - delighted to announce that Guild Care - Haviland House , Drogheda - Moorehall Lodge - Ireland , The Hylands , Elizabeth Jenkins Place Aged Care Plus Centre - Australia will be joining Dementia Care Matters Project Homes
New DCM Butterfly Homes 2017 - our Butterfly National Accreditaion Quality of Kitemark has been awarded in 2017 to: Dunkirk Memorial - Royal British Legion - Somerset , Sefton Hall - Southern Health Care - Dawlish
Daren Felgate returns to the UK in September to provide ' Leadership Matters in Dementia Care' with Rhondda Cyon Taf
Peter Priednieks, Deputy CEO in September leads and facilitates our ' Butterfly Training Skills Matters' external course for Trainers held at the Royal Star and Garter Home in Solihull
David Sheard to Speak in Windlesham. Read an overview of the question and answer session with David at The Link, Windlesham click here
THE WAYBACK: Virtual Reality helping people with Alzheimer's by The WAYBACK Team — Kickstarter. David Sheard is involved in this Project and it is being put forward for funding through a Kickstarter donation campaign. Click here for more information.
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Butterfly Care Homes
Over the last 22 years Dementia Care Matters has developed The Butterfly Household Model of Care
In June 2016 the Revised Version 2 Butterfly Household Model of Care Checklist was launched at the Dementia Care Matters Annual Conference.
Butterfly Care Homes are spreading across the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and USA.