Introducing – The Advanced Dementia Champions Pathway to Training Mark Gwynne (HCC) & Sharon Davies (HCPA) On behalf of the Project Group How did this pathway come about? Task group – multi agency HCC, HCPA, NHS, HPfT Utilising DoH and SfC funds Expected Outcome – Create a pathway of advanced dementia training in Hertfordshire This resulted in an ‘Advanced Dementia Champion Model’ for people working in care settings What can an Advanced Dementia Champion do for you? Provides someone with Advanced Dementia knowledge who can support staff Creates a culture of advanced dementia practice supported by the Manager Links to CQC and HCC Inspection/Accreditation Meets the common core principles for ‘Supporting People with Dementia’ The Pathway is Linked to ‘Common Core Principles for Supporting People with Dementia’ This document is: A guide to training the social care and health workforce Written by Skills for Care, Skills for Health and Dept of Health Recognised by CQC Network Opportunity What would YOU include in the Common Core Principles? 10 mins The Common Core Principles for Supporting People with Dementia Principle 1 Know the early signs of dementia. Principle 2 Early diagnosis of dementia helps people receive information, support and treatment at the earliest possible stage. Principle 3 Communicate sensitively to support meaningful interaction. Principle 4 Promote independence and encourage activity. Principle 5 Recognise the signs of distress resulting from confusion and respond by diffusing a person’s anxiety and supporting their understanding of the events they experience. Principle 6 Family members and other carers are valued, respected and supported just like those they care for and are helped to gain access to dementia care advice. Principle 7 Managers need to take responsibility to ensure members of their team are trained and well supported to meet the needs of people with dementia. Principle 8 Work as part of a multi-agency team to support the person with dementia. The Purpose of these Principles… …To enable health and social care settings to become ‘dementia friendly’, with a workforce who are confident in supporting dementia. Exclusive PVI Training in Herts HCC HCPA HPfT NHS Working in partnership to support PVI Our Vision: Dementia Champions in every service working with people with Dementia Organisation Certification Every person with dementia should have the support of people who are confident in adapting their interaction to reduce the stress and anxiety that dementia can bring. It is essential that support is tailored to the person and their personal interests and specific needs, encouraging independence and choice in the decisions they make.