In partnership with the British Deaf Association, the Health and Social Care Partnerships across the Lothians are hosting free training for professionals who work with (or potentially will work with) Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users with dementia, and their carers.
On the half day course you can expect to:
• Increase your understanding of the experiences of Deaf BSL users living with Dementia, and their carers. For example, further understand the barriers and risk factors faced by this group.
• Learn about appropriate resources available to help you work with a BSL user with dementia
• Better understand how to create a BSL dementia friendly community and learn some basic BSL communication tips.
To be eligible for this free half day course you must currently be employed within the Lothians and come into daily contact with individuals with dementia. You may already work with one or more people who have dementia and use BSL, but this is not essential. You may for example work as a team leader in a memory clinic, or a third sector organisation supporting people with dementia, or as part of a community team supporting people in their own homes, or you may be responsible for a specialist dementia unit within a care home.
The course will take place:
On: Tuesday 18th February 2020
At: The Melting Pot, The Workshop. 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR
For further information and timings or to enquire about booking a place please email:
Please note places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, and may be restricted to one place per organisation/team.