We have published a new booklet The impact of Promoting Excellence in social service settings with support from Scottish Care, the Care Inspectorate and six social care organisations.
It showcases how the six organisations have used the Promoting Excellence framework to improve practice and enhance the lives of those living with dementia. We hope the examples will provide inspiration and ideas for others.
Promoting Excellence, the national framework for dementia learning produced in 2011, is a partnership between us and NHS Education for Scotland. It focusses on quality of life for people living with dementia and describes the specific knowledge and skills that we should all aim to achieve in our different roles.
Since its launch there has been a great deal of activity in social service settings. The renewed energy around dementia learning benefits everyone in the workforce and most importantly has the potential to improve both the quality of care and support offered and the quality of life of people who are using services.
Scottish Care – Dumfries and Galloway, CrossReach, Bupa, Balhousie Care Group, Four Seasons Healthcare and Alzheimer Scotland share their own approach to using Promoting Excellence in the booklet. The Care Inspectorate explains how they want to see Promoting Excellence used to really make a difference.
Thanking everyone who contributed SSSC Chief Executive, Anna Fowlie, said:
“Not only did they recognise the need to make improvements they also shared their ideas and experiences for the benefit of others across the sector that may still need to do the same. We need more leadership like this if we are going to create the trusted, skilled and confident workforce we need for the future.”
So what can Promoting Excellence do for you? How can you embed it into workforce development plans? How can it improve the quality of care and support? Along with a range of partners we are keen to work with more organisations in the future to find answers to these questions.
To find out more about how you can work with others to improve learning, contact firstname.lastname@example.org