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15 September 2021

A beautiful garden: a caring approach to using evidence in learning and development in dementia care homes – workshop series autumn 2021

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A beautiful garden: a caring approach to using evidence in learning and development in dementia care homes – workshop series autumn 2021

 

Dementia care homes at their best are like a beautiful garden, in which residents, unpaid carers and staff all thrive, learn and grow together. From September to November 2021, the Developing Evidence Enriched Practice (DEEP) programme, working with Social Care Wales, Improvement Cymru and the Centre for Dementia and Ageing Research will host a series of 1-hour workshops to explore three broad themes to support care homes in becoming beautiful gardens, which are:

  • Preparing the ground: The first three workshops will focus on how to create the best environment within which people can grow and learn together. It will include a focus on how we support the well-being of residents, families and staff and how to lead a caring culture of learning.
  • Collecting and preparing the seeds: The following three workshops will focus on how we gather and share different kinds of evidence that can be used as a starting point for learning and development. This includes knowledge from research as well the lived experiences of residents, families and staff.
  • Sowing the seeds and growing the garden: The final three workshops will focus on what we can do with the knowledge we have gathered – how we can talk and learn together to develop our understanding and go about putting this into practice for the benefit of all.

Who should attend? These workshops are aimed at anyone with an interest in supporting learning and development in care homes.

Will attendance be accredited? These workshops are supported by Social Care Wales and will count towards care home managers post registration training and learning (PTRL).

 

Click Here to register for the workshops.

 

Workshop Details:

 

Date and time

Title

Presenter

Description

Wednesday 15th September, 2-3pm

An introduction to Developing Evidence Enriched Practice and the policy context for dementia learning and development

Nick Andrews, Bec Cicero and Michaela Morris

This introductory workshop will explore the context and key principles for effective learning and development in dementia care

Thursday 23rd September, 2-3pm

How to create an enriched environment of learning in care homes that brings out the best in everyone

Tamsin McBride

This workshop will outline and explore how to nurture relationship-centred care and learning which enhances the well-being of residents, families and staff

Wednesday 29th September, 2-3pm

How to use a storytelling approach to nurture and support the well-being of staff

Kath MacDonald

This workshop will explore how to use stories and reflective cards to create a safe place for staff to share their experiences and support each other

Tuesday 5th October,

2-3pm

Practical and fun ways to build relationships and mutual understanding in care homes

Edel Roddy

This workshop will explore practical ways to build relationships and find out more about each other in care homes.

Monday 11th October,

 2-3pm

Gathering and sharing evidence from residents about their experiences of care during the coronavirus pandemic

Suzy Webster

This workshop will explore the stories of care home residents during the coronavirus pandemic and the implications for learning and development

Wednesday 20th October, 2-3pm

Staff, residents and families doing their own research in care homes

Issy Latham

This workshop will explore how staff, residents and families can lead their own research about what matters most to them in their care home 

Thursday 4th November, 2-3pm

Examples of dementia research evidence that can be used in care home 

Andrea Tales

This workshop will explore some dementia research findings that will have practical application in care homes learning and development

Thursday 11th November, 2-3pm

A caring and values-based approach to ongoing learning in care homes

Gabriel Eichsteller

This workshop will explore key principles behind an approach to learning that builds on people’s existing knowledge and brings out the best in everyone

Tuesday 16th November,  2-3pm

Using cartoons and fun ways of talking together to explore risk and dementia

Sue Lyle and Catherine Poulter

This workshop will explore how provocative cartoons and statements can be used to explore risk and dementia in ways that value different opinions

Thursday 25th November

How to take a personal outcomes approach to learning and development in care homes

Emma Miller

This workshop will explore what we mean by ‘personal outcomes’ and how to put them at the heart of learning and development in care homes

Tuesday 30th November

Pulling everything together and offer of further support

Nick Andrews, Bec Cicero and Michaela Morris

This workshop will summarise what has been learnt throughout the series and provide an opportunity to explore support for further reflection and learning

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