Dementia - health and social services staff: framework - Promoting Excellence 2021

Promoting Excellence 2021 is a framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers.

Appendix I

Links to supporting organisations, resources and frameworks

Age Scotland is Scotland's national charity supporting people over the age of 50, Age Scotland works to improve people's lives and promote their rights and interests.

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. It campaigns for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provides an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.

Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice is a centre of excellence for advancing dementia policy and practice through education, applied research and social enterprise.

Together in Dementia Everyday (TIDE) is a UK wide involvement network of carers, former carers and health and care professionals who are working together to build a better future for carers of people living with dementia.

Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project is the UK network of dementia voices. DEEP consists of around 100 groups of people with dementia – groups that want to change things.

The Care Inspectorate Hub contains several dementia resources and reports.

The Carers Scotland Act (2016)

The Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers in Scotland has been key in shaping Promoting Excellence and the Dementia Care Standards.

Connecting People, Connecting Support outlines how the role of allied health professionals is being transformed to support people with dementia, their families and carers.

Dementia Circle provides a range of information about how people living with dementia can use technology to help them remain independent.

Focus on Dementia is part of Health Care Improvement Scotland's iHub and undertakes a number of improvement programmes to support implementation of Scotland's dementia strategies.

Life Changes Trust is a charity that invests in and supports the empowerment and inclusion of three groups: young people with experience of being in care, people living with dementia and unpaid carers of those with dementia.

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland 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.

How Can Positive Risk Taking Help Build Dementia Friendly Communities? A report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in 2014.

NES Transforming Psychological Trauma Knowledge and Skills Framework and Related Resources.

The National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) is a national campaigning and awareness-raising group for carers of people with dementia. NDCAN was formed in 2011 and exists to make the voices of carers heard and raise awareness of the issues impacting on carers.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is a special health board, responsible for supporting NHS services by developing and delivering education and training for those who work in NHSScotland.

Specific information about NES dementia work and learning resources.

Palliative and End of Life Care Framework: enriching and improving experience and associated resources. Published jointly by NES and the Scottish Social Services Council to promote a consistent, inclusive and flexible approach to learning and development on palliative and end of life care for the health and social service workforce.

Scottish Social Services Council information and resources about personal outcomes-focused approaches.

The Scottish Dementia Working Group is an independent group run by people with dementia in Scotland.

Self Directed Support Scotland has information and resources about self-directed support in Scotland.

Scotland's Digital Health and Care Strategy: enabling, connecting and empowering. Published by the Scottish Government in 2018.

Scottish Social Services Council is responsible for raising standards in the Scottish social service workforce, including registering people who work in social services and regulating and promoting their education and training.

Scottish Social Services Council range of learning resources.

Social Care Institute for Excellence Dementia Gateway includes a range of quality and accessible educational resources to support the development of staff who work with people with dementia in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings.

Remember … The Deaf Dementia Experience in Scotland … A Toolkit for All. The toolkit is for British Sign Language users who are deaf and have dementia and those who are caring for a family member with dementia, as well as for care staff supporting people who are deaf with dementia.

The Technology Charter for People Living with Dementia in Scotland has been written in partnership with people living with dementia to drive change and raise public and professional awareness of how technology can make a difference to the lives of those living with dementia in Scotland.



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