Ursell: better care will need more money
While welcoming a call for greater investment in training for those who care for people affected by dementia, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has said that raising standards of dementia care depends not only on training but also on extra resources to fund more staff and better pay.
Responding to the All Party Parliamentary Group’s Prepared to Care report published in June, the RNHA says it would like to see a more co-ordinated approach to training of dementia care staff so that there is greater consistency in the way key skills are taught and maintained.
RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell said he believed there was a general consensus that raising the skill level of care staff would impact significantly on the overall quality of dementia services in this country, but that the Government, local authorities, care providers and training agencies needed to work together to find practical, affordable solutions.
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