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Bradford Dementia Group launches exciting new course to ignite passion, pace and drive in dementia care

8 August 11

The University of Bradford's Bradford Dementia Group has announced the introduction of an innovative short course 'Developing Leadership in Person-Centred Care'. The course is aimed at experienced practitioners, current and aspiring leaders, and managers working in dementia care and relative fields.

The course is designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge, strategies and confidence necessary to drive forward change within teams and organisations. This practice based course is consistent with contemporary policy, and motivated by the needs and experiences of people with dementia, and presents a creative approach to the development of individual, team and organisational leadership skills and strategies.

Bradford Dementia Group is a multi-disciplinary group based within the School of Health Studies at the University of Bradford, committed to transforming the quality of life of people living with dementia in the UK, and the millions of people who care for them.

The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that there are over 750,000 people living with dementia in the UK and of those, approximately one third live in formal care settings such as care homes or nursing homes.

The “Developing Leadership in Person-Centred Care” course will appeal to organisations wishing to deliver improvements in the quality of person centred care. As part of this four day course, participants are supported to develop a comprehensive action plan to deliver improvements in the quality of person centred care in their own workplace, by reflecting on individual, team and organisational leadership styles.

Paul Edwards, Head of Practice Development at Bradford Dementia Group said: "I am delighted to see this programme being offered by the Group. If we are truly to improve our care settings then we need to create strong effective leaders who can respond to the challenges they face in the real world. It is creating leaders in the field that will really drive forward improvements in our care settings"

Students can study on this programme both at the University of Bradford and within their own organisations, subject to minimum numbers.

For more information on this course and latest start dates, please contact Bradford Dementia Group on (01274) 233996 or email or visit us online at

8 August 11

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