Our dementia care strategy passed a significant milestone in spring 2017. We achieved a challenging target set two years ago to have 80% of our entire 1,800-strong staff attending information sessions and becoming Dementia Friends.
It’s not only clinical professionals who have taken part, but everyone from kitchen staff to gardeners and housekeepers.
The sessions, run in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, are also offered to residents, relatives and community contacts at all 20 of our homes.
We want this educational focus to reassure families and carers who come into our homes that we will always support greater understanding of dementia and the care and respect of those living with it.