Dementia Care Training

In addition to our University accredited training, Dementia Care Matters also provides in the UK a national in-house training arm headed under the title of ‘Mattering’®.

“Our concept of Mattering brings together the core elements of emotional care, skills, quality of life and environment with the culture of a shared community, thereby evidencing individuals matter.”    Dr David Sheard

Dementia Care Matters focuses in house training only on areas where it is advantageous to bring staff together in groups to explore new ways of working. A group of colleagues learning together helps to ensure that the learning is put into practice through establishing shared aims, exploring new ideas together and developing team based commitment to action.

We are committed to developing new areas of work in dementia care and through our team of Consultant trainers we seek new areas of practice development.

Recent innovations have been in leading a review of Supported Housing for people living with a dementia, leading national launches examining 'Being in Touch - the use of expressive touch in dementia care, 'examining the role of '  Safeguarding Emotions in Dementia Care' and developing more accessible services for people living with a dementia in Museum and Library services.