Involving People With Dementia

Involving and engaging people with dementia: Practice Tool (2015)

Published: 01/01/2015

Author: Litherland R


It is increasingly common practice for people to be involved in the services they use, the care they receive and the kind of society in which they wish to live. There have been a number of social movements over the years that have secured the rights of people to have their voices heard and to be engaged and involved in the issues that are important to them (for example, the civil rights movement, gay rights). In health and social care settings people with learning disabilities and people who experience poor mental health, for example, are becoming more involved in shaping services and the development of strategies. “Nothing about us without us” has been a campaigning statement for many service user groups (for example, the National Survivors’ Network).

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Influencing and governing practice excellence within the organisation and community | Values and ethics | Developing confident and capable social workers | Promoting and supporting critical analysis and decision-making | Relationship-based practice supervision | Person-centred practice | Mental capacity | Organisational context | Professional ethics and leadership

CQC - Effective | Caring | Well led | Safe | Responsive

PCF - Values and ethics | Diversity and equality | Rights, justice and economic wellbeing | Knowledge | Intervention and skills | Contexts and organisations

RCOT - Understanding relationship | Service users | Qualified | Collaborative | Communication