We are excited to be hosting a half day workshop with Step Change Design Ltd in February. The Workshop is for care home staff to identify the reasons why their outside spaces are not used to their full potential and to explore ways to create a more active and meaningful outside space for their residents, particularly those living with dementia.
As part of the event, we (Dementia Adventure) will be holding a Q&A session on positive risk taking and tackling risk-averse cultures.
Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell are garden designers at Step Change Design Ltd. They have more than 20 years of professional garden design, horticultural and project management experience between them, with particular expertise in designing spaces for health and social care settings. In 2013 they designed and self-funded a large-scale research project with the participation of 17 care homes across England and Wales into why gardens in care settings, particularly for residents living with dementia, are not more actively used, even when they follow the latest design guidance. They went on to identify the pivotal role of care home culture in the engagement of the outside space and then produced a set of comprehensive and insightful findings in the form of an innovative and interactive diagnostic tool for the care sector, called The Map, which they will present at this workshop.
This workshop will appeal to residential and care home staff at all levels, including Carers, Nurses, Activity Co-ordinators, Managers, Owners and Strategic Leaders, Board Members and Operators with responsibility for developing their outside spaces and encouraging their residents to use their outside space more actively and meaningfully.
This workshop is accredited by NAPA as a CPD course for QCF qualifications in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care.
Presented by: Debbie Carroll – Step Change Design Ltd
Date: Thursday 1st February 2018
Time: 9.30 – 1.30pm. Registration from 9am.
Venue: Dementia Adventure, Unit 11 Old Park Farm, Main Road, Ford End, Essex, CM3 1LN