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Purple Balm Training

Through our work within the care sector Purple Balm has gained both a reputation for providing quality staff that receives exceptional training in the mandatory skills of caring for people. We have worked with many sectors understanding that aspects of our training are needed by others. Recognising this, we have developed our own training facilities within all our local offices and a training team that can assist you with all aspects of training from delivering mandatory subjects such as Health and Safety, Infection Control and Basic Food Hygiene to working with you to provide bespoke training from shop floor to management levels. Our training team will work with you to provide the right solution for your business; this may be from one person attending a course at our facilities to providing a complete training intervention at your business.

19 July 2017
South West
Care, Charity, Education Sector, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)

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?

As a Devon nursing and care agency with branches in Exeter, Plymouth and Newton Abbot many of our clients have dementia. We support clients and their families in their own home.

In order to give the best support and care for our clients we provide our staff with excellent training opportunities including dementia awareness.

Purple Balm also offers training to external clients such as, care homes, other agencies, corporate businesses and charities. We are able to develop staff awareness of Dementia to a wide audience across the whole of Devon.

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

Delivering to more diverse organisations has shown us that companies are now meeting customers with dementia in their every day transactions. The challenge here is how to support them fully and help them gain an understanding of their new customer group.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Training for staff

    Initially send two to three members of staff to attend the Dementia Friends training in Exeter to be completed by February 2016.

  • Raising awareness in the business community

    Running a 2nd Dementia conference in Devon in the January / February 2016. Inviting the business community and raising awareness of how they can support customers with Dementia. 

  • Two members of staff to become Dementia Champions

    Two members of staff to attend the Dementia Champions training in Exeter. Action in December.