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Bracknell and Wokingham College

Our mission is to enable all our learners to achieve their full potential. Bracknell & Wokingham College is a small to medium further education provider with over 1500 full-time and over 4500 part-time students. We were awarded a Grade 2 ‘Good’ status by Ofsted in November 2013 and gained the Matrix Accreditation in 2014. We have courses available for all ages and abilities, and have around 20 centres in the Wokingham, Bracknell and surrounding areas. Whether you are considering A Levels, Vocational courses, Apprenticeships, adult professional courses, leisure courses or business training, we can help. We offer one day courses, free courses for jobseekers, courses eligible for the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan and all the nationally and internationally recognised qualifications. We serve a diverse student population and we are committed to making sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to make the most of their time with us.

Updated:
17 December 2014
Location:
South East
Local Alliances:
Bracknell Forest 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?

  1. To extend the positive and caring environment within the College ,so visitors with dementia and their carers feel valued, safe and supported, and so enable them continue to be a part of the community and take part in social activities.
  2. To raise the awareness of dementia of our students on relevant customer-facing courses, so they are better prepared in the workplace, now and in the future,  to meet the needs of their future customers.
  3. To support our employees by creating an increased awareness and understanding of dementia, which may affect them, or someone in their families, now or in the future.

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

Time constraints on employees to attend further training and raise their awareness of dementia.

Time constraints on including an extra topic in the curriculum.

Keeping dementia awareness current as part of ongoing training needs.

 

 

 

 

Member website

www.bracknell.ac.uk

2. Actions

  • Offer voluntary dementia training to all employees with a particular emphasis on front line staff.

    A need has been identified to raise awareness and improve staff knowledge on the issues linked to dementia. This is particularly for front line College staff who may encounter people with dementia and who need to improve their understanding and be aware of strategies they can use.

    Status:
    Being implemented, Delivery

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member action

  • Post links on the College portal for the online Dementia Friends training video.

    In addition, further information to promote awareness to be dissemenated all new and existing employees.

    Status:
    Being implemented, Delivery

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member action.

  • Offer voluntary dementia training to all students on customer facing courses.

    Awareness raising among students and improving their knowledge on the issues linked to dementia. This is particularly for students in areas where they have direct contact with the public and may encounter people with this condition.

    Status:
    Delivery, Being implemented

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New memebr action.