Dementia Awareness Workshops (CEC Staff)

Cases of dementia in Edinburgh are predicted to more than double in the next 20 years, with a multi-agency campaign recently launched urging people to recognise the signs and to seek help and support.

This month, UNISON is offering a free dementia workshop at Waverley Court, delivered by the Open University. The workshop is open to all staff, regardless of whether they are a member of a trades union.

The workshop is a great starting point for staff who work with clients who have dementia or who have friends and families affected by it. The session aims to help people identify some strategies employed and raise awareness of support mechanisms available.

As part of the Lifelong Learning Agreement between the Council and the trades unions, the Council have agreed in principle to learners getting paid time off to attend this course but you must seek the approval of your line manager first. Please also book early as places are limited.

There are two opportunities to take part: 24 February, 9.30am-12.30pm, and 27 February, 1.30pm-4.30pm.

The course will run in room C47 in Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street. To book your place, book online via myHR (search for the keyword “dementia”) or phone the Learning and Development Admin Team on 529 6517 or 529 6518. Alternatively, email

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