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Dementia: Supporting confident social work practice with people living with dementia

The experience of people with dementia is central to the resource. The case studies and practice guidance draw on evidence from people’s lived experiences. The practice guidance is based on A manual for good social work practice Supporting adults who have dementia. The manual was written by The College of Social Work (TCSW, now closed) for the Department of Health in 2015 following a series of workshops with social workers, carers, adult social care managers, voluntary sector agencies, charities, academics, learning and development officers, and dementia experts.

Social workers have an important role in ensuring that people with dementia and people close to them receive good support. This site is aimed at social workers and those who support them to work well such as managers and educators. It is also useful for allied professionals, agencies and organisations. We have also made the site as accessible as possible for the general public, particularly those who are affected by dementia.

This web resource was commissioned by the Department of Health and created by Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA).