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Dementia Consultancy

Who we are…

The Advanced Dementia Support Team (ADST) are a small team of specialist professionals who provide consultancy to professionals or family carers who care for someone with advanced dementia who require  24/7 supervision, either at home or in a care setting.

The service aims to guide and educate professionals and informal caregivers in the delivery of best practice end of life care, for people with advanced dementia.

There are 3 professionals in ADST:

· A Social Worker covering East Cheshire CCG (Sian Harrison)

· A Occupational Therapist covering Vale Royal CCG (Jenny Casson)

· An Admiral Nurse covering South Cheshire CCG (Debbie Callow)

We do not cover West Cheshire CCG area at present.

What we do…

ADST work alongside other  professionals to explore clinical concerns. We will provide education, facilitation and resources using our specialist knowledge and skills. We are a support for health and social care services and not intended to be a replacement.

Clinical Responsibility

Clinical responsibility is held by the  professional referring. ADST do not direct or control care or treatment for patients or residents. ADST support the professional involved and it is their responsibility to carry forward any guidance.

Consent

Consent must be gained from the person you are referring before making a referral to ADST. Consent is obtained from the person if they have capacity. If they lack capacity then the referrer must state consent is not obtained due to lack of capacity but referrer is acting in their best interests (see our referral form)

How to Refer

Referrals need to meet the following criteria:

  • Person has dementia and requires 24/7 supervision

To refer please email a referral form to; vrccg.eolpdementiasuppteam@nhs.net

This email is a secure address for information governance purposes.

Alternatively please call  01270 758 120 to speak with a team member for your area or look at the details in our consultancy leaflet.

Please be aware we may not be able to respond the same day.

New: 1 Day Dementia Experience 'Walking in their shoes - Anne's Experience'

Who is it for?

This is an interactive course and attendees are expected to join in activities and participate in group discussion to gain maximum benefit. The day is aimed at hands on health and social care staff of all levels who have already done basic dementia awareness training (such as dementia friends).

This course is aligned to tier 2 of the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework 2015 and includes outcomes from subjects 4, 5, 6, 8 and 12.

Duration

1 Day

Course Aim

ADST present this new interactive course aimed at increasing your empathy and understanding of  dementia. Differing from the previous course the new programme focuses on what it can be like to have advanced dementia with complications in last year of life and identifying the last year of life, through the journey of Anne.

Cost

FULLY FUNDED to staff in East and Central Cheshire

£60 to delegates outside the area including Western Cheshire.

Course Dates and Venues

Wednesday 29th May 2019 at Winterley Grange Sandbach CW11 4RQ or

Thursday 17th October 2019 at Winterley Grange Sandbach CW11 4RQ or

Monday 27th January 2020 at Lecture Room at St Luke’s Hospice Winsford

Course Time

09:00 – 16:00

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What is advanced dementia?'

Who is it for?

The day is aimed at health and social care staff of all levels, across all care settings. The course assumes a basic awareness of dementia has already been achieved, such as             Dementia Friends™. This course is aligned to tier 2 of the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework (2015) and includes outcomes from subjects 4, 5, 6, 8 and 12.

Duration

1 Day

Course Overview

This course from the Advanced Dementia Support Team aims to help you to understand the advanced stage of dementia. We aim to increase your knowledge, skills and
confidence to care for people with advanced dementia. We will also address supporting family carers.

Cost

FULLY FUNDED for staff working within East, Vale Royal and South Cheshire.

£60 to delegates outside the area. (Cancellation charges apply)

Course Dates and Venue

Monday 29th April 2019 – St Luke’s Hospice Winsford

Wednesday 18th September 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice

Tuesday 4th February 2020 – Winterley Grange Sandbach

Course Time

10:00 – 14:00

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Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia'

Who is it for?

The day is aimed at Primary Care, Mental Health Services, Acute Care, Social Care or Senior Care Staff responsible for the use of the Mental Capacity Act in their service. Such as GPs, Consultants, Nurses, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals and Senior Care Home Staff

The course assumes attendees will already have a basic understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Duration

1 Day

Course Overview

  • The rights of the person with dementia and their carer
  • Legal case studies – How the courts approach ethical dilemmas
  • Is it ethical to lie to a person with dementia?
  • Restraint – Is it in a person’s best interests?

Cost

FULLY FUNDED for staff working within East, Vale Royal and South Cheshire.

£60 to delegates outside the area. (Cancellation charges apply)

Course Dates and Venue

Wednesday 13th March 2019

St. Luke’s Hospice Winsford

Course Time

09:00 – 16:30

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What to expect in late stage dementia

Who is it for?

Informal carers looking after someone with dementia

Duration

2 hours

Course Overview

These 2hr specialist dementia session are being run by the Advanced Dementia Support Team at End of Life Partnership. They’re designed for family carers to learn and discuss what happens as dementia progresses and what to expect as someone reaches late stage dementia. It will include;

  • Behaviour
  • Communication tips
  • Coping strategies
  • Disease progression
  • Signs & symptoms of late stage dementia.

Venue

  Wed 3rd April 2019                      Friday 5th April 2019                                  Thurs 23rd May 2019

  10am until 12pm                          10am until 12pm                                           10am—12pm

   Poynton Civic Hall                    Richmond Villages Nantwich                 Holmes Chapel Library

 

To book your place please call Carers Hub on 0300 303 0208

 

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