NCF welcomes Parliamentary report
Responding to the publication of Prepared to Care, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia report on meeting skills gaps in the care sector, the National Care Forum (NCF), which represents not-for-profit providers, has welcomed what it calls its practical approach and recommendations.
NCF executive director Des Kelly said the report clearly demonstrated the consistent nature of the evidence and oral testimony of the urgent need to improve dementia care training to deliver personalised services.
‘The NCF is encouraged that the report acknowledges the contribution of staff skills to providing good quality dementia care support, the importance of training being part of on-going staff development and the value of a system of kite-marking the quality of dementia care training,’ said Mr Kelly.
‘This thoughtful and well-structured report offers a set of sound and sensible recommendations including mandatory dementia care training, recognising the costs, and the value, of workforce development and a