HEE produce new training films

Friday 2 December 2016

Health Education England’s (HEE) Dementia Education and Training project is focussed on delivering the requirements outlined in the Prime Minister’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia and the Department of Health’s 2016-17 Mandate to HEE.

To increase opportunities for staff to access tier 1 training in dementia awareness, HEE has produced two new training films. Film is a fantastic medium to inform, inspire, engage and educate - ‘Finding Patience’ aims to raise awareness of dementia in African Caribbean communities and ‘Finding Patience- The Later Years’ highlights the importance of person centred care in care homes.

Both films are freely available on the HEE website. They have received positive feedback from audiences across the system and are being submitted for industry awards in 2017. The films have been widely promoted and have been screened at the UK Dementia Congress and Millennium Square in Leeds as part of their work to become a dementia friendly city. HEE is now seeking your support to continue the promotion of these resources through your networks.

Further training packages to accompany these films have been commissioned form Skills for Health and Skills for Care. They will meet the learning outcomes for tier 2 further information training and will be available free of charge to organisations across the health and social care sectors. For further information please contact Jan Zietara, Project Manager or Dominique Henson, Project Support.