Supporting Dementia Workers: a Manager’s Guide to Learning and Development for Social Care Workers Supporting People with Dementia (Skills for Care)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012].


This guide is designed to assist managers in developing their workforce to enable them to provide high quality of care for people with dementia. The guide covers workforce planning and development to improve outcomes for people with dementia, and advises managers on working with training providers to:

  1. Deliver specified service outcomes.
  2. Implement the Common Core Principles to Support People with Dementia.

This case-study based guide was launched in May 2012 to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week. Section headings in this document comprise:

  • Workforce planning and improving service quality and outcomes for people with dementia.
  • Developing and supporting new staff who will be working with people with dementia – links to Common Induction Standards (CIS) and Management Induction Standards (MIS).
  • Developing and supporting existing staff who will be working with people with dementia.
  • Developing and supporting highly experienced & specialist staff and leaders / managers working with people with dementia.
  • Supporting the transfer of learning and good practice into the workplace using dementia care mapping.
  • Implementing accredited training and qualifications.
  • Choosing a training provider and ensuring what they deliver meets your organisation’s requirements.
  • Good practice examples and case studies.
  • Further products and resources / references.

Full Text Link


Skills for Care (2012). Supporting dementia workers: a case study-based manager’s guide to good practice in learning and development for social care workers supporting people with dementia. Leeds: Skills for Care, Spring 2012. Ref no. DS033.

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