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26 Feb 2021

Dementia Your learning

New guide for Dementia Ambassadors, social service workers and carers

We’ve published a new guide which offers information and advice to support Dementia Ambassadors in their role.

The guide will help you develop your knowledge of leading dementia learning, extend your understanding of personal outcomes and support for carers as well as the benefits of developing connections. It has information and advice on a wide range of issues and includes wellbeing.

The guide may also be valuable for others who care for people living with dementia who are dealing with the impact of current restrictions and coping without their routine supports, reduced visits in care at home, respite and day care services.

The guide will help those who cannot access support and learning in the usual way due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welcome for accessible learning

Karen Macdonald, Meallmore Care Homes Learning and Development Manager and experienced Dementia Ambassador, welcomes the guide.

‘This is a great hub. It’s like a compendium of reliable information and weblinks so it’s not just for Dementia Ambassadors. I can signpost all our care homes to the guide to enable them with their in-house dementia strategies.

‘I like the personal outcomes section. Meallmore has been using blended learning for some time so we can use the guide to concentrate on one aspect such as outcomes, discuss together and review how we apply good practice in house, as part of self-assessment.’  

Sharon Fisher, Training Team Leader at SRS Care Solutions said:

‘The online guide will be a real asset for our homecare workers delivering services across both the west of Scotland and in the Borders. What’s ideal is that our workers can access the dementia guide on their phones, it looks great, it’s logical, clear and offers consistent information, all in one place.’

COVID-19 resources

This guide is one of a range of bite-sized resources we have developed to support the workforce during the pandemic.

You can find the new Dementia Ambassador guide here.

You can find all our COVID-19 resources on our Learning Zone here.

Contact information

Sandra Wilson
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council