Whispers has started 2024 by empowering our staff to take part in the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends training initiative.
By enrolling in the Alzheimer's Society training, we're actively working to equip our staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate and empathetic care to individuals living with dementia. This fantastic initiative will contribute to building a more compassionate and supportive community for clients living with dementia.
What is a Dementia Friend?
A Dementia Friend is somebody who learns about dementia so they can help their community. Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends helps by raising awareness and understanding so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.
How will this initiative help our clients?
As our staff members gain a deeper understanding of dementia, they can tailor their approach to meet the unique needs of each individual, fostering a more positive and enriching caregiving experience.
The aim is that ALL members of the business will be registered as Dementia Friends. Our Registered Manager Claire and Marketing Manager Sean are the first members of Team Whispers to have become Dementia Friends, and the scheme will be rolled out to all staff over the coming weeks.
Whisper's Operations Director, Di Jones, gave us her thoughts: “I am thrilled about our staff's enrolment in the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends initiative. This step is not just about
enhancing our professional skills; it's about deepening our understanding and empathy towards those with dementia. By being better informed and even more aware, we are able to provide care that truly resonates with the needs and experiences of our clients. This initiative aligns perfectly with our commitment to deliver exceptional and compassionate care to all individuals."