Dementia: workers & carers together
A guide for the social care workforce on supporting family and friends carers of people with dementia.
Dementia: workers & carers together is a practical guide that includes hands-on advice for care workers in day centres, domiciliary care, residential care, social work and related roles, and for social care managers, on typical experiences of family and friends who are caring for a person with dementia and the support they need. It is illuminated throughout with quotes giving real carers' perspectives. The guide stresses that the social care role is to support the carer as well as the person with dementia, and to supplement the carer's work, not replace it.
The guide is supplemented with Dementia & carers: workers' resources. It outlines the main areas of knowledge that a care worker supporting a person with dementia and their family or friends carers should have. It addresses recognising the signs of dementia, support when there is a diagnosis, social care assessments for both the person with dementia and the carer, living independently as dementia advances, and legal and financial issues care workers need to know about.
Dementia: workers & carers together and the Dementia & carers: workers' resources have been jointly developed by Skills for Care and Dementia UK.
- To download Dementia: workers & carers together please click here
- To download Dementia & carers: workers' resources please click here
For more information about the Common Core Principles to Support People with Dementia please click here