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Salford City College

Salford City College is one of the largest educational institutions in Greater Manchester. With over 10,000 students following traditional FE and HE programmes or apprenticeships, the college is strongly placed to remain at the forefront of educational excellence. We are immensely proud of the achievements of our students, our dedicated staff team and our partners.

13 November 2014
North West
Local Alliances:
Salford 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?

We would ensure our students are aware of dementia through tutorial work and work undertaken by those studying Health and Social Care. We would continue to provide training for our staff, particularly our front line service staff in order for them to recognise and support colleagues, visitors or family members with dementia. We would extend our current Mental Health Awareness training to include Dementia and look to provide specific dementia awareness training. Through work undertaken during the academic year staff and students can raise awareness of dementia, educating not only this group but wider groups of parents, carers, colleagues and family members.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Ensuring we have the right trainer to conduct the training and that this is delivered in a sensitive way with impact assessments undertaken after the training has taken place. Embedding within the Tutorial Programme with support from Learner Services / Additional Learner Support to ensure consistency is applied from curriculum staff, once they have received training. Ensuring that all of our staff undertake this training by summer 2016.

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2. Actions

  • Ensure 100% of staff have received dementia training

    Provide awareness sessions with all staff with an agreed training provider, by summer 2016.

    Ensure that this is linked with the training already in place on mental health and that 100% of staff attend this.

    Ensure impact assessments are undertaken within 6 months of attending the training.

  • Embed dementia awareness into curriculum

    Using H&SC students to ensure dementia is highlighted within centres

    Supported through Programme and Learner Services staff to ensure this is covered within tutorials.

    Coverage through national and local events on dementia

  • Involvement with local and regional groups -

    Supporting local groups, attendance and support by the College

    National events are highlighted within College to students and staff

    Work undertaken to raise awareness with family member, parents, carers etc