A team of 8 CAREGivers at Home Instead, Epsom have completed specialised dementia training developed by the University of Sterling. Funded by the Surrey Care Association, the team completed the new City and Guilds accredited training programme entitled Best Practice in Dementia Care.
Home Instead specialises in home care for the elderly, with 40 percent of its clients suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.
The company recently won the award for best training and development at the 2012 Epsom and Ewell Business Excellence Awards.
Jill Tame, co-owner of Home Instead, Epsom, said "With our rapidly ageing population dementia is on the increase and is a growing concern for those living with the disease and for their families too. We were delighted when Surrey Care Association approached us to take part in this programme that would allow us to deliver specialised care. I am very proud that they all completed the course successfully"