Diversity, Human Rights and Dementia

Course Aim:
The promotion of diversity and human rights is fundamental to achieving wellbeing in people living with dementia. However, services and support that are not person centred can result in discrimination and treatment that contravenes the human rights of people living with dementia. This course will consider the legal duties under the Equalities Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998 and the Care Act 2014 and also examine how to implement these duties in order to deliver effective services to support people living with dementia in a person-centred way.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to explain the principles and values that are fundamental to promoting wellbeing in people living with dementia.
  • Recognise how services and support that is not person centred may breach the rights of people living with dementia and result in inhumane or degrading treatment. 
  • Understand how diversity and human rights issues are relevant to the lived experience and care of people with dementia 
  • Have knowledge of the equality, human rights and care legislation that is driving the government’s dementia challenge and is transforming dementia services and support 
  • Be able to apply  the concepts of FREDA (i.e. Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity & Autonomy) that the Care Quality Commission  uses as part of inspection in order to drive up the quality of care for people living with dementia


Course Trainer
Maurice Lawrence has worked in the dementia care field since the 1990’s as an educator, trainer and practice development practitioner. He has worked at all levels within the health sector (including CCG’s), local authorities, University, third sector and the independent sector to improve the culture of care for people living with dementia and for their families/carers.  He has developed and delivered specific programmes including Leadership in Person Centred Dementia Care, linked into Dementia Care Mapping aimed at the reduction in the use of anti- psychotics in people with dementia, facilitated action learning sets with a range of stakeholders in order to achieve high quality  End of Life Care for people living with Dementia and around the assessment of the complex needs of people living with dementia and their family in line with the duties under the Care Act 2014.  Maurice has been involved in the training of dementia champions and dementia friends in order to achieve the Prime Minister's challenge of creating dementia friendly communities across the UK.


Further information
Future Diversity, Human Rights and Dementia dates will soon be added back to our Open Course Programme. Please check back regulary.

Like all of our Educational Courses, Diversity, Human Rights and Dementia, can be commissioned by an organisation for delivery in-house. To commission bespoke training for your service, please info@dementiapathfinders.org or phone 0845 257 2250.