Our Promoting Excellence team recently enjoyed a trip to West Dunbarton to facilitate an induction day for 30 new Dementia Ambassadors.
The new Dementia Ambassadors attending the event were from various organisations including Care and Repair, Citizens Advice Bureau and Access as well as from across the social care and health workforce.
The induction session introduced the Dementia Ambassadors to the Promoting Excellence learning framework and resources looking at supporting dementia learning across the different settings.
Working together, the group will use the Promoting Excellence framework to establish a Dementia Friendly Community. Funding from the Life Changes Trust is supporting the Dementia Ambassadors in working towards this.
On the day, some of the participants said:
“Networking has given me future access to knowledge and individuals I wouldn’t have previously known.”
“I’ve enjoyed meeting other people from our community and look forward to keeping in touch.”
“It’s good to see different agencies.”
You can learn more about Promoting Excellence learning on the SSSC website: www.sssc.uk.com/promotingexcellence
Find out more about dementia learning and development
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Could you be a Dementia Ambassador?
Dementia Ambassadors enhance the knowledge and skills of staff working with people living with dementia. They are passionate about improving the quality of life of people with dementia, their families and carers. They work across the public, independent and third sector in a variety of social work and social care roles. There are also Dementia Ambassadors working in the emergency services and Scotland’s colleges.
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