Pilot: Dementia - Assistive technology & home adaptations

When

Friday 13th January 2017

10:00am-5:00pm

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Where

Sitra, c/o Homeless Link, Gateway House, 8 Milverton Street, London, SE11 4AP

Details

Dementia tech and adaptations

A blended learning course exampling the effective use of assistive technology to support people living with dementia, and how this can enable independence and wellbeing. There will be real examples from care and support providers as well as demonstrations from suppliers, and the Housing LIN/telecare LIN research.

Objectives

This course will enable participants to:

  • Practice in a way that helps to sustain occupancy for as long as possible
  • Assess, minimise and manage risks to safety and security
  • Work in a way which promotes autonomy and independence
  • Understand the ranges of aids, adaptions and assistive technology available to support those living with dementia

This course is for housing and support workers, including those who conduct home visits, technical, repairs/maintenance workers and HIA case workers.

There will be no charge (due to funding) to attend the pilot of this course taking place 13 January 2017; at the end of the course we will host a brief focus group to gain feedback from delegates prior to rolling out this course to others during March 2017.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

We welcome you to attend the other courses in this pilot series, however this is not obligatory.

Further details and contact information

Jim Glennon
Email: training@sitra.org
Telephone: 020 7840 4441