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Dementia Friendly Kent

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Care providers WTDBF-Registration-form

All those who wish to use the ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ recognition symbol in Kent should commit to the following as a ‘minimum’ and provide a yearly update. Appoint a dementia lead to take forward your organisations commitments:

Commitments

85% of staff should be trained to the appropriate level in the Skills for Care Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework (85% to allow for staff turnover)
http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/services/item/176-dementia-core-skills-education-and-training-framework>br>
• Minimum of Tier 1 for everyone
• Minimum of Tier 2 for Registered Practitioners that are in contact with people living with dementia or have staff that are in regular contact with people living with dementia.

Once a year self-assessment (standardized) with a responsibility to make the DAA aware of any sanctions or CQC rating which is below good.
Notify immediately of a CQC warning notice.
The Self-Assessment to include details of criteria, action or pledge.
Describe what progress has been made to each and what is planned for the future.
Describe any barriers to achieving the desired outcomes and what has been learnt.

Become a supporter of your local DAA/ DFC and attend a minimum of two meetings per year.Contact details to be given upon successful application

Agency staff have as a minimum have attended a Dementia Friends information session
Or
Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework Tier 1
http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/services/item/176-dementia-core-skills-education-and-training-framework

Consider Improvements to signage and environment when due for refresh, upgrading or redesign using these evidenced based tools (use whichever is appropriate)
http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/assets/0000/4336/dementia_friendly_environments_checklist.pdf
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/sites/files/kf/field/field_pdf/is-your-care-home-dementia-friendly-ehe-tool-kingsfund-mar13.pdf
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/forms/download-our-enhancing-healing-environment-dementia-care-tools-wards-and-hospitals

Demonstrable Understanding of The Mental Capacity Act Understanding of The Mental Capacity Act
http://www.scie.org.uk/training/mentalcapacityact/mca-frontline-care-staff.asp

Develop or have a robust Carers Employment Policy
https://professionals.carers.org/carers-employment-policy

Adherence to the Dementia Statements and Declaration
http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/nationaldementiadeclaration

Commitment to using DEEP Guidelines
http://dementiavoices.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DEEP-Guide-Language.pdf

Become a supporter of your local DAA/ DFC and attend a minimum of two meetings per year.
Contact details to be given upon successful application


Organisational Pledges of action – which can be measured or evaluated. To have at least one organisational/internal action or pledge To have at least one action / Pledge where they work with an organisation from a different sector.

Organisational Pledges of action – which can be measured or evaluated.

  • To have at least one organisational/internal action or pledge
  • To have at least one action / Pledge where they work with an organisation from a different sector.

  • If you would like your business / organisation to appear on the www.dementiafriendlykent.org.uk website along with your application please also provide the following: