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Promoting Excellence: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers

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References and links to supporting resources

This is an indicative list and will be subject to constant updating via the web-based interactive version of Promoting Excellence that will be available by the end of 2011.

Alzheimer Scotlandis the leading dementia organisation in Scotland and campaigns for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provides an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.
See www.alzscot.org

Alzheimer's Society/Mental Health Foundation (2010) 'My name is not Dementia'. London. Alzheimer's Society. This report outlines the quality of life indicators people with Dementia have defined as most important to them.
See http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=1339

Alzheimer Scotland (2010) Let's get personal - personalisation and dementia. Edinburgh. Alzheimer Scotland. This report outlines findings of research into personalisation and direct payments for people with dementia and a guide to self-directed support.
See http://www.atdementia.org.uk/newsStory.asp?page_id=281

Cross Party Group on Alzheimer's (2009) The Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers in Scotland Edinburgh. Alzheimer Scotland. The Charter has been key in shaping Promoting Excellence and the Dementia Care Standards.
See http://www.dementiarights.org/

Department of Health (2010) 'Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained': risk guidance for dementia. A useful resource that provides guidance to promote risk enablement for people with Dementia.
See http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_121492

Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling. The Centre provides comprehensive dementia education and training, consultancy and research services.
See www.dementia.stir.ac.uk

Joint Improvement Team ( JIT). Hosted by the Scottish Government JIT works directly with local health and social care partnerships across Scotland to provide practical support and additional capacity to partnerships.

For general information, about JIT
see http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/about/what-is-jit/

For personal outcomes focussed approaches
see http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/action-areas/talking-points-user-and-carer-involvement

For the wider Reshaping Care for Older People agenda
see http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/action-areas/reshaping-care-for-older-people/

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. The Commission is an independent organisation working to safeguard the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental illness, learning disability or other mental disorder. The commission has produced Standards of Care for People with Dementia and other important reports including 'Remember I'm still Me' and 'Dementia; Decisions for Dignity'
See http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/mwc_home/home.asp

NHS Education for Scotlandis a special health board, responsible for supporting NHS services by developing and delivering education and training for those who work in NHSScotland.

For general information about NES
see http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/

For specific information about NES Mental Health work
see http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/initiatives/mental-health

The Scottish Dementia Working Group is an independent group run by people with dementia in Scotland.
See http://www.sdwg.org.uk/

Scottish Dementia Working Group (2010) Through our eyes, a life with dementia DVD.The DVD is intended primarily for use as a training and awareness-raising tool amongst professionals at all levels within the health and social care sectors working in Dementia Care.
See http://www.sdwg.org.uk/videos/through-our-eyes-a-life-with-dementia/

Scottish Government (2010) Scotland's National Dementia Strategy. Edinburgh. SGHD. The Strategy outlines the Scottish Government's vision for transforming Dementia support and services alongside the key change actions that will enable this.
See http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/324377/0104420.pdf

Scottish Social Services Councilis responsible for raising standards in the Scottish social service workforce including registering people who work in the social services and regulating and promoting their education and training.
See http://www.sssc.uk.com/

Social Care Institute for Excellence Dementia Gatewayincludes a range of quality an accessible educational resources to support the development of staff who work with people with dementia in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings.
See http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia/index.asp