Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire
The Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, is one of around 48 University Technical Colleges (UTCs) across the country, purpose-built to prepare our young people for the world of work. We focus on delivering an innovative concept of education for 13-19 year olds that combines technical, practical and academic learning. By doing so, our students gain traditional GCSE and A Level qualifications alongside sought after skills employers are looking for in their future workforce. ENLUTC is employer led, and as such meets the needs of the local labour market by training our students to be successful in successful and sustainable destinations. We specialise in STEM, focusing on Engineering, and from September 2021, we will have our new specialism: Health Sciences and Social Care.
- 8 February 2021
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Education Sector
- Local Alliances:
- North Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
At Engineering UTC North Lincolnshire we want to enable our staff and students to obtain a greater understanding of dementia and how it affects the local community. We are looking at expanding on the courses that we offer and including a Health Science course. We would like to include dementia as part of the curriculum.
We would like to offer assistance at the new dementia extra care scheme. This in relation to our Engineering Students designing puzzles, planters and benches and are Health Science Students spending time at the scheme.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Developing a new curriculum which includes dementia will be a challenge but the Dementia Action Alliance have agreed to assist.
Facilitating a large number of people to attend a dementia friends session.
Improve our students and staff understanding of Dementia
- Students and staff to attend Dementia Friends sessions. (40 minutes in length)
- Consider dementia being included within the curriculum.
- Students to complete an awareness certificate (junior) when they have accomplished certain tasks.
- An industry talk from Helen Wright (Chair of the DAA)
- A visit to dementia extra care scheme.
- Being implemented
Giving back to the Community
Engineering Students to create puzzles (suggest plastics) and laser print in pictures of local places of interest such as Humber Bridge, Scunthorpe United FC, Central Park, Flowers and Cinema on Britannia Corner.
The Engineering Dept to design and build planters and benches for use in the gardens at Myos House.
- Initial Scoping
Working with the local community
Students on the Health Sciences course to spend time with residents at the Myos House, Ongo’s new Dementia Extra Care scheme on Warwick Road. This will enable students to develop their skills and experiences of working with people with a dementia diagnosis.
Progressing on this action students will obtain an understanding of Assisted Technologies and how this can encourage independence in a community setting, avoiding the need to go into care homes.
- Initial Scoping