An investigation conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society has established that only 2% of people affected by dementia say homecare workers have enough dementia training. The investigation has exposed a vicious cycle where a lack of dementia training for homecare workers results in intolerable stress for people with dementia, families and carers – and for the homecare workers themselves.
Today the charity is urging the public to sign their petition asking Government to fix a broken homecare system as part of their Fix Dementia Care campaign. The petition calls for funding for training to counteract years of cuts to social care budgets, and to ensure the workforce have the skills to provide dementia care that’s needed. To find out more click here.