A national Technology Enabled Care funded learning programme - Confident Conversations about Technology.
This is a new learning programme for all practitioners, delivery partners and front line staff who support people living with dementia and their families and carers.
Confident Conversations about Technology has been developed by Alzheimer Scotland and the learning is evidenced through SSSC Open Badges (Scottish Social Services Council). Places are free but a commitment to 1 full day of learning and further online participation is required to receive the accreditations. It is funded through the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care Fund.
The learning is intended to raise awareness of developments in technology and to support the acquiring of new skills and knowledge, enabling you to confidently embed conversations about technology into your portfolio of support. You will leave with the tools and access to resources to make a successful, realistic change where you are.
WHEN & WHERE
Various locations across Scotland – please follow the links to book onto your preferred day
•designed for people who work alongside and have frequent conversations with people living with dementia and families and carers
•to inform and enable practitioners (who support people living with dementia, their families and carers), to consider technology products and services as part of a wider care and support plan
Delegates will -
•get practical and hands on with technology
•hear from people actively and effectively using technology
•get a national perspective on developments in policy and innovation and be able to see how this is working in a local context (relevant to them)
•hear from manufacturers about new products and developments
•continue their learning and development journey online following the event, with access to a discussion forum and resources
Further information detailing the structure of the day will be forwarded to delegates nearer the event.
The numbers for these dates are limited - delegate places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
The work was funded by the Technology Enabled Care fund, and was written in collaboration with Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Tunstall and Tynetec.
Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, said: “I welcome the launch of the Technology Charter. Innovative uses of technology can greatly help people who are living with dementia and those who love and care for them. It can help people to live more safely and with a greater sense of independence.”
You can view a webcast of the day's proceedings via the link below. You will be prompted to register to Video3 to watch the webcast – but it is very straightforward. Joyce Gray, our Deputy Director for Development, appears in both the morning and afternoon sections: in the morning at around 43 minutes and in the afternoon around 2 minutes in.
The Technology Charter has six key values:
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