The University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) is a finalist in the Independent Specialist Care Awards 2012. The Centre has been shortlisted for work carried out in Northern Ireland, where they are working directly to support nurses and other staff who care for people with dementia.
The regional team has been nominated in the Training and Dissemination of Good Practice category, for ‘doing the most to make this ideal a reality’.
The category was open to training services providers and organisations effective in providing good, evidence-based practice in the provision or commissioning of social care for adults with specialist care needs.
Director of the DSDC, Professor June Andrews, said:"It is really exciting for the Centre to be recognised in this UK competition for our work in Northern Ireland. Our team is celebrating as it is a great honour to be recognised in this way.
“In dementia care it is important to us that training and good practice is key and Stirling leads the way in this world wide.
“Doing things well and educating staff properly through effective training is more cost effective than doing things badly."
The Dementia Services Development Centre Northern Ireland (DSDCNI) has transformed social care for people with dementia in the region since it was established in April 2009.
It is dedicated to sharing evidence-based good practice for the benefit of people with dementia, and providing expert training to those who care for them.