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Cognisco attending ‘Human Rights and Dementia International Conference 2015

Salford University, Manchester – 10th to 11th September 2015

12 August 2015 – Cognisco, a specialist in People Risk and employee behaviour, is attending the ‘Human Rights and Dementia International Conference 2015 in September, to present its unique Dementia* Care assessment, launched in November 2014 in partnership with care home provider, Belong.


The two-day conference at Salford University will update delegates on the progress and the policies put in place to achieve the government’s ‘dementia challenge’ that aims to improve dementia services in the UK’s health and social care system.


Cognisco will discuss how the Dementia* Care assessment works and how it could help to raise standards of dementia care in the UK – enabling care home providers to gain insight into the competency and training needs of its carers so they can be addressed to improve their knowledge and how they treat patients.

Can’t make Salford? – Join our ‘Raising Standards of Care’ webinar on September 22nd here.

The Dementia Care assessment uses situational judgement questions based on real life scenarios to test carers’ knowledge, competence and confidence in all aspects of their roles and provide insight into their competence levels and training needs.


Owen Ashby, Programme Lead – Health & Social Care at Cognisco said: “Most care providers train their staff during the induction phase; however, the effectiveness of the training is rarely evaluated in terms of how well it was understood or how much of that training and understanding actually is transferred to the frontline in practice.


Our assessment can change this as providers can accurately measure for the first time what carers truly know and how they are likely to think, act and behave when looking after patients.

This insight will enhance their training and improve the care provided to patients. We are looking forward to meeting care home providers to discuss how our assessment could transform the way they work.”


Belong introduced the Dementia* Care assessment as a pilot last November and began rolling out the full programme at the end of April into May. So far 85 out of 126 carers have taken the assessment and the conference will provide the company with an opportunity to discuss how its staff and patients are benefiting.


Phil Orton, Head of People Management & Development at Belong said, “We have introduced the assessment to staff in our care homes and we look forward to sharing our experience and findings. We think this assessment is a potential game changer for the social care sector, providing a simple and effective way of measuring competence in line with regulatory standards.”


For more information about the conference and how to attend visit:/www.salford.ac.uk/onecpd/courses/dementia-and-human-rights-conference