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Turley Training

Independent trainer who goes into care services to train front line staff in dementia awareness, which also includes coaching and mentoring staff members in communication, enviroment and meaningful activities for people living with dementia. I facilitate workshops for the local authority in dementia communities and dementia friends sessions as I am also a Dementia Friends Champion and volunteer with a walking group which engages with people living with dementia and their carers monthly.

1 October 2018
West Midlands
Care, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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?

I have my own small bespoke training company which offers training to the smaller services we have in Warwickshire, which predominantly is dementia training, encouraging front line staff to gain knowledge on dementia in all areas of their service.

I facilitate dementia training to many different organisations including the local authority in the form of dementia friendly community workshops. These workshops engage people from different sectors which include private care (care/nursing home staff, reablement, homecare, carers), Health care (GP, nurses, OT, etc) and private business and voluntary groups. We engage with experts with experience in helping deliver these workshops which often has a great affect on people.

Dementia Friends Champion, offering private and public Dementia Friends information sessions for the local authority and wider community.

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

Many small care companies cannot afford the cost of training, so turn to E-learning for staff which is not suitable for all, so I offer a free first session for small groups so they can see the difference in face to face and how it can engage staff.

With coaching and mentoring I observe services, see what areas are good, feed back on that and work along side staff within the areas where there is need of improvement so staff can see theory put into practice and the outcomes.

2. Actions

  • Continue to provide Dementia Friends sessions

    To continue as a Dementia Friends Champion and continue working with the local authority in holding information sessions. Get the local doctors surgeries to sign up to become Dementia Friends and have sessions in their surgeries for staff.

    Being implemented

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member.

    I have held 5 dementia friends information sessions for the local authority in the last three months and will continue with two a month so Warwickshire can reach its goal of 10,000 dementia friends.

  • Sign up a care agency for dementia training

    To get at least one new care service to sign up for training with my company by continuing to give the first session for free.


    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member.

  • Buddy's group

    "Buddy's"  Through supporting a friend with young onset dementia we have introduced a Buddy's group each thursday, in a local socal enviroment (the pub) as my friend wanted a group that he could go to to just talk about every day things, as you or I would, the word dementia is not in the title as he felt people would not come, the group is growing all be it slowly but now we meet every week for two hours and it is such an engaging group, and for all the members reduces isolation, we make new friends and contacts and the group leads any discussion. fantastic.

    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Deliver engaging and interesting dementia training

    To continue to make my training engaging and interesting to participants.

    Being implemented

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member