Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework

This Framework was commissioned and funded by the Department of Health and developed in collaboration by Skills for Health and Health Education in partnership with Skills for Care.

Although not specifically tailored for the housing sector, its contents are very relevant to housing staff.

It details the essential skills and knowledge necessary across the health and social care spectrum. It describes three tiers: awareness which everybody should have; basic skills which are relevant to all staff in settings where people with dementia are likely to appear; and finally, leadership.

Each subject has an introduction, target audience, key learning outcomes, relevant guidance and legislation, and mapping to relevant national standards and frameworks.