Designing Care Environments for People with Dementia

Two-day residential workshops
Event type:  Two-day residential workshops

Overview

Building on our decade of experience in supporting real change in practice, we have designed these unique workshops in partnership with clinical and estates colleagues to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver cost-effective environmental improvements.

Dates

15 - 16 October 2014

Alexandra House
Whittingham Drive
Wroughton, Wiltshire
Swindon, England
SN4 0QJ

Enhancing the Healing Environment

The King's Fund's award-winning Enhancing the Healing Environment programme proves that straightforward and inexpensive changes to the design and fabric of the care environment can have a considerable impact on the well-being of people with dementia by easing decision-making, reducing agitation and distress, supporting independence and promoting safety, all of which can contribute to a reduction in overall service costs.

Content

Why you should attend

There is increasing evidence that the care environment, in hospitals, care homes, specialist housing and primary care settings, can have a significant and detrimental effect on people who have dementia.

The King's Fund's award-winning Enhancing the Healing Environment programme proves that straightforward and inexpensive changes to the design and fabric of the physical environment can have a considerable impact on the well-being of people with dementia by easing decision-making, reducing agitation and distress, supporting independence and promoting safety, all of which can contribute to a reduction in overall service costs.

What we offer

Building on our decade of experience in supporting real change in practice, we have designed these unique workshops in partnership with carers, clinical and estates colleagues to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver cost-effective environmental improvements.

Participants will hear from experts in the field of dementia care and design, engage with frontline teams that have completed successful refurbishments, and learn about our specially developed tools and techniques that have been proved to support co-design principles and about the engagement of patients, residents, carers, and staff in design projects and refurbishments.

Maximising the opportunities afforded by a two-day residential event, sessions continue into the evening and are dynamic, practical and interactive, promoting networking and allowing time for participants to use The King's Fund's resources that are a key part of our approach.

Who's it for?

Who should attend

The event will be of interest to all NHS, local authority and care homes staff but primarily:

  • dementia champions
  • managers of care homes or specialist housing developments
  • clinical and care staff working in dementia care environments
  • heads of estates and facilities
  • commissioners of dementia care.

It will also be of interest to staff involved in:

  • quality and governance
  • nursing and therapies 
  • patient/resident experience
  • residential and specialist care.

Programme team

Presenters and facilitators include

  • Sarah Waller, Programme Director, The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme
  • Richard Mazuch, Senior Director, IBI Nightingale 
  • Jack Vickery, Healthcare Lighting UK, Philips Lighting 
  • Ian Norburn, National Account Manager for Healthcare and Education, AkzoNobel 
  • Abi Masterson, Evaluation Consultant

Dates and prices

Dates

15 - 16 October 2014

Alexandra House
Whittingham Drive, Wroughton, Wiltshire
Swindon, SN4 0QJ

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Prices

  • NHS staff: £895 + VAT = £1074
  • Profit making companies: £1095 + VAT = £1314
  • EHE Network members: £805.50 + VAT = £966.60

Discounts available for a second person from the same organisation

Use the booking form to book multiple delegates and benefit from a 10 per cent discount.

Booking

Booking

15 - 16 October 2014

Alexandra House
Whittingham Drive, Wroughton, Wiltshire
Swindon, SN4 0QJ

Eventbrite - Designing Care Environments for People with Dementia

Further information

For further information please contact event co-ordinator, Gurinder Whall, on 020 7307 2661 or email g.whall@kingsfund.org.uk

Delegate fees include:

  • full attendance for the two days
  • all workshop materials and resources
  • lunch, dinner and all refreshments
  • overnight accommodation and breakfast.