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Dementia, law and workplace good practice

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Dementia, law and workplace good practice

Date: No dates for this event.
Course duration: 1 day
Venue: Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow, G31 6QW
Costs: Members £110.00 / Non-Members £210.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

Around 90,000 people in Scotland live with dementia, a number expected to double in the next 25 years. Changes to retirement and state pension rules mean that many more people will be working beyond age 65 raising the likelihood that some will experience early symptoms of dementia while in employment.

Many employees are also unpaid carers for someone who has dementia. In addition a growing number of people who live in housing association or housing co-operative properties will be affected by dementia, directly or as a dementia carer.

This three-hour course is aimed at all managers and those in HR roles.

Contents

• Dementia: what it is, and how it can affect the workplace
• Employers’ legal obligations when someone has dementia, or is a carer for
someone who is living with dementia
• Ways in which someone with dementia, or who is a dementia carer, may be supported to continue in employment
• Support available to employers and employees with regard to dementia
.
Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this course managers and HR staff will be better informed and be prepared to:

• Respond effectively should dementia become a ‘live’ workplace issue
• Minimise risks associated with dementia in the workplace, including legal compliance and safety
• Foster a positive working culture in which staff with dementia, or who are caring for someone with dementia, feel supported by both their employer and co-workers

Trainer: Julie Turner Age Scotland