Hull College Group is one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the country, offering over 1000 courses to over 26,000 students every year. With programmes available from entry right through to master’s level qualifications, we offer the widest range of technical and professional qualifications in the region. As a Beacon college with a Quality kitemark for our outstanding HE provision, we have an excellent reputation for the quality of teaching and support we provide to all our students. We pride ourselves on our commitment to preparing our students for the world of work, which is why we place so much emphasis on developing employability skills alongside your main qualification. Our students are taught in state of the art facilities, including hair and beauty salons, restaurant, music, dance and recording studios, theatres and workshops, giving you the experience of real work settings and the skills to succeed. The College’s main campus is located in the heart of the city’s historic old town, with satellite sites at Cannon Street, the Learning Zone at KCOM stadium and the Steve Prescott Centre housing dedicated facilities for motor vehicle, fabrication, sport, public services and travel and tourism. Alongside these we also have our new Composites Training Centre, opened last year in partnership with Siemens, which is a testament to our ongoing commitment to work with employers across the city and nationally to provide opportunities for our students. We have excellent relationships with over 1200 employers offering unrivalled access to work experience placements.
- 23 February 2017
- Education Sector
- Local Alliances:
- East Riding Dementia Action Alliance, Hull Dementia Action Alliance , Yorkshire & Humber 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?
Hull College would like to raise awareness and provide a better service for our students, we re also committed to equality and diversity and preparing our students for the world of work. There are currently 850,000 people living in the UK with dementia. In 2014 the University of Hull undertook a research project with a key aim to identify what would make Hull dementia friendly. People living with dementia and their carers were consulted and the overwhelming response was that to make Hull Dementia Friendly the people of Hull would need to have an understanding of what it was like to live with dementia.
As an organisation within the Hull boundary, and providing services to the people of Hull it is important to work with other organisations/ business to act on the results/outcomes of the Universities report and work together to make Hull Dementia Friendly.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenges we face include accessing/ releasing staff for dementia awareness training.
Raise awareness of dementia among staff employed within the college
Raise awareness with students
Raise awareness with students, in particular those students studying social care, access and public service travel and tourism
Provide information and awareness of dementia and local support via our staff/ student intranet