Approach has been delivering Dementia Support since 1981 and offers bespoke training to the voluntary sector, private, independent and public sector organisations.
At Approach we offer a range of training services to a variety of organisations which are specifically developed to meet the needs of that organisation. They can vary from a one-hour ‘Introduction to Dementia’ to a two or three hour, in-depth ‘Dementia Awareness’ session. This offers an insight into the various forms of Dementia, it’s signs and symptoms, organic causes, hints and tips of how to work with someone affected Dementia and advice on the effective handling of a variety of situations.
This training is prepared and delivered by a team headed by Gaynor Morton, Training Officer. Gaynor has a wealth of experience in this area, as a Registered General Nurse she spent over 25 years working in the social care sector and in care homes, she then spent 10 years as a Lecturer in Health and Professional Studies obtaining a teaching degree whilst doing this. Gaynor is also qualified in Palliative Care (ENB 931) and in complementary therapies.
Some of the many organisations who have accessed this service include:-
Various Care Homes
All participants receive a certificate of attendance upon completition of training.
Sue Eley, Continence Nurse Specialist
“Gaynor’s passion to improve education in dementia care is admirable, her sessions are filled with practical tips and this is what is valuable. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and making a difference for those living with dementia and for those that help to care for them”.
“The feedback from the joint session held was brilliant, 98% of the attendees said the session was excellent and their knowledge in dementia had increased and that it would have an impact on their practice. I hope we can do this again Gaynor I felt it really added something”.
Penny Johnson, Senior HR Business Partner at Stafford and Rural Housing
“Dementia awareness is a business priority for us and Approach Staffordshire have been very supportive and accommodating in developing and delivering training that is bespoke to our needs”.
Some quotes from staff who attended are below:
“The course was very interesting and gave me a better insight into people with dementia”
“Interesting, Professional, Relevant, Good support materials & Insightful”
Comment from a local care home following training sessions was:
“The training went well and that those attended enjoyed the programme and staff gained excellent knowledge”
Linda Stone, Carelink Team Leader :
“It was very helpful and positive the understand about the diseases and how best to support people with Dementia”
There is a fee structure in place which we are able to discuss with any organisation wishing to access our bespoke training services.
For charities and other voluntary sector organisations, training packages start at £125.00 per one hour session for a group of up to 15 staff on your premises or £175.00 if a training venue is required.
A three-hour session is charged at £200.00 on your own premises or £250.00 if a training venue is required.
For Private companies and businesses, private training packages start at £225.00 per one hour session for a group of up to 15 staff on your premises or £275.00 if a training venue is required.
A three-hour session is charged at £300.00 on your own premises or £350.00 if a training venue is required.
If you have any enquiries or wish to discuss your training requirements please contact either Gaynor Morton (Training Officer) or Hilary Stefanelli (Service Performance Manager) at our Head Office Tel No: 01782 214999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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