Communicating with people living with dementia guide

Communicating with people living with dementia guide

Care UK has produced this communicating with people living with dementia guide ‘Listen, talk, connect’.

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Communication in Social Care Guide

communication in social care

This communication in social care guide has been produced by United Response. It contains successful strategies for clearer communication and explains reasons why certain messages could be easily misunderstood.

It includes a range of excellent tools such as profiles/passports, quick ways to simplify complex sentences, tips on pacing conversations and how to learn from approaches that are working well.

Click here to view the resource.

Communicating with people with a learning disability

This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their message across.

Click here to view the PDF.

SCIE: Dignity in Care Videos

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) has produced four videos on Dignity in Care covering Social Inclusion, Communication, Privacy and Choice & Control.

These videos are aimed at those delivering care services such as care workers, managers and other care related roles.

View the whole series at: http://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/topic.asp?t=dignityincare

Communication people with learning disability and/or autism should expect

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have published ‘Five good communication standards: Reasonable adjustments to communication that individuals with learning disability and/or autism should expect in specialist hospital and residential settings’.

PDF download: http://www.bild.org.uk/EasySiteWeb/GatewayLink.aspx?alId=5037

DemTalk – Free Dementia Toolkit for Effective Communication

DemTalk is the online toolkit for effective communication with and for people living with dementia. It offers free advice and shares ideas about how everyone can make communication easier and better. Different versions of the toolkit are tailored for different people.

Family Carers: http://www.demtalk.org.uk/family-carers

Social Carer: http://www.demtalk.org.uk/social-carers

Care Professionals: http://www.demtalk.org.uk/professionals

More information: http://www.demtalk.org.uk

  • Communicating with people with a learning disability

    by on 16/12/2014 - 0 Comments

    This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]

  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

    by on 27/03/2015 - 0 Comments

    The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]

  • Sensible Risk Assessment in Care Settings

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    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings.  The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.

  • CCTV in Care Homes - CQC Guidance

    by on 19/01/2015 - 0 Comments

    The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes.  It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance.  The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.

  • Top 8 Myths (and the Truths) about Dementia

    Top 8 Myths (and the Truths) about Dementia

    by on 11/12/2015 - 0 Comments

    Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.