We provide education and training to tradespeople. Our CARE AWARE® training is an original and exciting development enabling people living with dementia (PLWD) to get the best and safest service from tradespeople and related organisations. We have developed: · A suite of tools in a unique ‘toolkit’ designed to educate, train and guide a tradesperson to understand dementia and learn how to engage and work in a professional · manner · A photo ID card and registration number known as the “I am CARE AWARE®” card scheme · A register of individual tradespeople/businesses who are CARE AWARE® Aims: · Improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. · Support and protect the tradesperson. · Support businesses to become ‘mature’ in how they practice and engage PLWD and become socially responsible organisations. · Enhance corporate social responsibility, safeguarding, improved social value and compliance with the Equality Act 2010. We believe our model is an exemplar in how society should be inclusive to PLWD and other disabilities.
Yes – our training went live in the Winter of 2017 and so far we have only had one building company sign up.
We are inspired by the people living with dementia and their carers. It inspires us how they cope with just living day to day, often with no support. If we can take a small part of society (e.g. tradespeople) train them in dementia, ensure that they work to a code of conduct and provide safeguarding as the foundation of their practice then we hope this will in some small part pay back the inspiration PLWD and their carers give to us and to society.