A dementia-friendly housing workforce

Housing staff are important in supporting people with dementia to manage their homes, and in creating dementia-friendly communities. Strong leadership is important in recruiting the right people and supporting them in their work. The type of dementia training required by housing and care staff will depend on the staff member’s role. 

Awareness raising for all staff: 

Foundation training for housing and care staff:

Extra skills:

Organisations can provide their own training. There are also a range of local, national and online courses in dementia care. These vary from short courses through to awards in dementia care.