The Scottish Government are supporting 100 people to take this 5 day professional development course, with 22 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.

You 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
  • working in a care home, care at home or other social care organisation.

The course will begin in April and end in August 2019.

Applications from social service workers must reach the SSSC by FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER 2018.

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