Dementia Services Development Centre South East
The Dementia Services Development Centre South East (DSDCse) is a regional centre, based at Canterbury Christ Church University, which serves the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey. The Centre works in partnership with Avante Partnership and Dementia UK.
The aim of the Centre is to support dementia services to plan, deliver and improve the quality of services for older people with dementia. The Centre’s work includes;
Activities that support and develop: dementia care curriculum design; leadership and organisational change; evaluation; knowledge transfer and research.
The promotion of the philosophy of care that is a person-centred, relationship based approach that focuses on preserving the dignity and independence of the individual who has a dementia and their family.
Partners of the DSDCSe
The Faculty of Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University participates in a nationwide programme of research, education and training dedicated to providing more effective, person-centred care for this distressing condition, through its support of the regional dementia centre for the South East of England.
Avante Partnership is a leading charity and provider of dementia care in 16 care homes across Kent, Bexley and Greenwich. Avante Partnership also provides domiciliary care in Kent and East Sussex and support services to young people in Kent and Medway.
Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia.
One of Dementia UK’s objectives is to promote and develop Admiral Nursing – a specialist nursing intervention focused on meeting the needs of carers and families of people living with dementia.