TVCF Support PAC Training Delivery
We are over the moon to share the news that Tees Valley Community Foundation have awarded us funding to deliver a pilot programme of training for carers of people living with dementia.
We have long been supporters and adopters of the Positive Approach to Care methodology and mentality, recognising the need to re-focus attention on the retained skills and abilities of people living with dementia rather than focussing on what is lost.
Developed by well known dementia specialist, Teepa Snow, the Positive Approach to Care Getting to Know Dementia 6-part community training programme offers bite sized awareness sessions that help enhance understanding of brain changes associated with normal ageing and dementia, health conditions that affect cognition, her unique GEMS States Model, how to use a Positive Physical Approach, the Hand Under Hand technique and the importance of advocating for people living with dementia.
The funding will allow our trainer to deliver the programme four times, at up to four different venues for people associated with the care of persons living with dementia. We anticipate these community venues will be located in Stockton, Thornaby, Billingham and Eaglescliffe but this could change depending on consulting the community.
We are hugely grateful to the Tees Valley Community Foundation and their donors for supporting this pilot training programme, giving us the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with care partners in the hopes that it can result in better quality care and support for people living with dementia.