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Dementia

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The DEEP project worked in one practice site (Carmarthenshire) to explore how to best support people with dementia from a human rights perspective. Whilst local changes to workforce training and practice took place as a result of the project, the project also informed the production of Good Work: A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales, which was commissioned by the Care Council for Wales and NHS Wales and launched in November 2016 by Vaughan Gething, Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport. It did this in two ways:

Firstly, research findings about how best to work with and support people with dementia (including rights based approaches to positive risk-taking) were woven in the fabric of the framework under the Skilled People section, which focuses on the knowledge and skill needs of health and social care practitioners

Secondly, the DEEP approach (i.e. the five key themes) was embedded in the Influencer section of the framework, which is focused on leadership in organisational and workforce development. 

The framework is currently being used across NHS Wales and local authorities to shape their dementia service and workforce developments. Details of the launch of the framework can be found at: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/news/43302

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