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Bath College Care Academy

Bath Care Academy Mission Statement Bath College is a people oriented organisation fundamentally concerned with skills, education and training. We see our role as working with people and organisations to improve outcomes for individuals, businesses, communities and economies. As such we have defined our core purpose and mission as: • TALENT DEVELOPMENT • CAREER DEVELOPMENT • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT We will work with new and emerging talent to prepare them to excel and to meet the needs of current or future employers. We will actively contribute to developing the careers of individuals through the provision of education and training. We will work with people from across our communities to develop their skills, to improve their life chances and to give them a passion for learning new things or mastering existing skills. We are committed to maintaining a respectful community where all of our students and staff can learn develop and grow within a dignified and safe place. The aim of the Bath College Care Academy is to bring together representatives from the local sector to: • Better inform Bath College’s education and training opportunities, and to develop & implement strategies that prepare young people and adults for a career in health and social care; with a particular focus on bands 1 – 4. • Promote the wider roles available within the health and social sector. • Provide a training hub for network members and sector professionals. • Develop strategies to support adults, and long term unemployed, with effective training development and progression. Bath College Care Academy is a training centre that delivers Health & Social Care education & training in an environment designed to replicate clinical & community care. We work in partnership with health and social care employers/practitioners in order to develop employability skills for the current and future health and social care workforce. We facilitate a community training hub for staff within the sector and members of the wider community in order to meet the needs of the Health and Social Care sector and ultimately those it serves. Our partnerships for workforce development enable us to develop, support and facilitate meaningful and relevant learning experiences, with stimulating and interactive opportunities.

20 July 2017
South West
Care, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Domiciliary Care, Education Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Faith Groups, Health, Hospices, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Schools, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset

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 will be working with Banes Dementia Action Alliance in order for all learners to become Dementia Friends and for some of them to become Ambassadors in order to share their work within the wider community of the College, as well as within their work placements and with family and friends in order to better understand and to support those experiencing dementia.

We will work in partnership with local retailers and health and social care practitioners in order to develop, facilitate and promote a sustainable programme of training and support, entitled slow shopping, which is a dementia friendly initiative for large retailers.

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

The largest barrier to carrying out some of this work is ensuring that all partners are able to meet to plan and develop the work, due to prospective partners differing timetables, pressures and duties. 

2. Actions

  • Dementia friends

    We are going to encourage as many students at possible to engage in dementia friends sessions.

    This will be embedded within all Care Academy programmes, full time and part time, for the autumn term.  Timetabling for this will be planned during curriculum planning metings in July and August.   

    Being implemented
  • Slow shopping

    We are going to try and enable  the students to  implement the concept of slow shopping into the BaNES area.

    A planning meeting is booked with practitioners and BANES Dementia Action Alliance Co-Ordinator, Sarah Williams for 14th July, in order to plan for ways we can work together with local retailers to support slow shopping dementia friendly initiatives.

  • Support the DAA

    We are going to work with the dementia action alliance and encourage students to become ambassadors for the project.