Last year we promoted the opportunity for staff to access subsidised dementia upskilling course through UWS. This was open to all staff working within care homes with an interest in dementia. These places are being offered to staff within Ayrshire and Lanarkshire, both starting in June.
We appreciate that we had advised some staff last year that they had been offered a place and then provided instruction to progress the application with UWS directly. UWS has advised that only a very small number of those who were offered places went on to progress with this programme, which is completely understandable after the events of last year, and the subsequent postponement of the course.
Therefore, we have made the decision to go back to the beginning to promote this and ask for new applicants, with the exception of those who have had confirmation of the course place from UWS.
Please see below for an information flyer for the Dementia Skills course.
Their website is now live for registrations and also has a good amount of information: https://cpd.uws.ac.uk/w/courses/60-dementia-skills-funded-programme. If you have any queries, the designated team at UWS are available at [email protected].Dementia skills overview flyer 2021