Communicating with Confidence with People Living with Dementia
A 2.5-hour course designed for volunteers and staff in the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector who work with People Living with Dementia.
The training has been organised by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and will be delivered by Alix Lewer, Director of local charity Include.Org.
Alix Lewer has over 15 years’ experience as a speech and language therapist and NHS Safeguarding Lead and has personal experience of the consequences of communication difficulties. In 2018, she founded Include.org, a local charity working to better include people with all types of communication difficulties.
When and Where
The course will run twice:
Date: Tuesday 10 May 2022
Time: 10 – 12.30pm
Venue: The Banstead Centre, The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, SM7 2BQ
Date: Thursday 16 June 2022
Time: 1 – 3.30 pm
Venue: Regent House Community Centre, Albert Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7JA.
- gain insight into the communication challenges faced by people living with different types of dementia
- understand the impact communication change has on mental health, wellbeing and relationships
- understand the role of the communication partner
- an introduction to inclusive communication strategies and tools which can help
This course is free of charge to staff and volunteers working for organisations delivering front-line support to residents of Reigate & Banstead.
To register your interest in attending the course please email: email@example.com
Joining instructions and confirmation of a place on the course will be sent out in advance of each session.