The SSSC is now accepting applications for the ninth cohort of the national Dementia Champions programme.

The Scottish Government are supporting 100 people to take this 5 day professional development course, with 20 places available to social service workers in appropriate roles. It will support participants to achieve knowledge and skills at the Enhanced dementia practice level, as described in Promoting Excellence: a framework for all health and social service staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers (2011).  On completing the course, Dementia Champions have access to a support network to connect them to ongoing professional development opportunities.

Individuals are encouraged to apply if you are:

  • working in a senior role with organisational support to implement both small and large scale change;
  • working in a hospital setting (e.g. hospital based social worker) or at the interface between hospital and community-based support (e.g. member of the Allied Health Professions; professional in care home, care at home or other social care organisation).

The course will begin in March and end in August 2018. Applications from social service workers must reach the SSSC by Friday 16 February 2018.

Email promotingexcellence@sssc.uk.com to request an application pack.