Support In Dementia


Current Commissioners include:

  • Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • MIND
  • The Picker Institute
  • The Amy Winehouse Foundation
  • Camden CEPN (Community Education and Provider Network)
  • North and South London Cares
  • Whittington Health
  • The London Borough of Camden
  •  The Sussex Beacon
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Respect Care Services
  • HC-One
  • Bravery Care
  • Magicare
  • Larchwood Care

Feedback from commissioners

‘Our experience of working with Hilary and Emma at Support in Dementia has been positive. General feedback from staff who have attended Safeguarding Adults includes that the training is clear, engaging and very useful in helping them to understand safeguarding processes in their role. Hilary is very approachable and helpful. We would use them again.’

Jodie Wallis,
Mind 2017

The training was a very informative, eye-opening session and left us all feeling much more confident about best practise when it comes to dementia.'

Emily Clarke,
South London Cares 2016

Support in Dementia is a professional and friendly organisation who considered the needs of The Sussex Beacon when delivering our safeguarding and MCA training. The training was provided in an engaging and informative manner that encouraged everyone to participate, sharing experiences alongside discussing various scenarios to promote learning. The feedback from our staff has been excellent.  All our staff now have a sound understanding of adult safeguarding, have the confidence to discuss any concerns and ask for further advice to ensure patient safety and the delivery of high quality care. The training definitely contributed to us achieving our outstanding CQC rating.

Jason Warriner,
Clinical Services Director, The Sussex Beacon 2017


 ‘I’d like to thank you for the above training, it really was comprehensive training in giving care and supporting people with dementia.

Most importantly I think other than clearly explaining how dementia affects individuals, you explained and showed how we as carers are part of each person’s experience of their dementia and the role we can play in enhancing that experience by valuing and treating them as individuals.

It has been really visible to me whilst observing on my travels around the units here that the staff are interacting so much more with residents.

I would like to say that no other training that I have arranged or been offered has been more relevant to our needs and to our service users needs, and also on a more practical level the service that the governing bodies are expecting us to provide. So it has ticked ALL boxes’.

Roman Cybuski,
Magicare 2015

Feedback from learners

The best thing about this training was that we discussed together about dementia, it was very interactive and interesting.
Understanding Dementia and Person Centred Care, Nayland House 2017

The training was well organised, informative, evidence based, and up to date with useful tools and information that can be put to practical use in the community setting.  The trainers had good knowledge and were informed and experience speakers who were engaging.

Physiotherapist, Understanding and Supporting People with dementia and their carers in the Community, Whittington Health 2016

The knowledge and passion of the trainers provided a supportive atmosphere in which to learn.  Any comments were welcome which was very supportive

Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, Communication with people with dementia and their carers, Whittington Health 2017

I think the training was very informative and interactive.  I extremely appreciate the different points of view that were discussed.  I also would also like to say that the trainer was brilliant, funny and an engaging speaker who has opened my eyes about dementia and made a big impact.

Dementia Awareness,
Larchwood Care 2017

Hilary Woodhead at training
Doing the star exercise