Blaenau Gwent Logo

Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly Social Care Workforce Development


CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) Dear Customers, all face to face training events have been cancelled for a number of weeks. Further cancellations may be necessary. We are continuing to support you in the best way we can. We want to keep you informed so if you are not subscribed to our e-bulletin please email us at We wish you well.

Living well with dementia

We have recently developed a dementia training programme which includes:

Dementia - an introduction

Basic information about dementia. This half-day session will include the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends programme. If you would like to become a dementia friend or would like training for your team or organisation, please contact us for advice and availability. Further information about Dementia Friends can also be accessed directly from their website.

Just an update on our Dementia Friends Project - between October 2015 to April 2016, 233 people have signed up to become Dementia Friends.

Dementia - approaches to supporting people

This is a more in-depth, day's training that covers a broader range of knowledge and skills for those working in dementia care.

Both of these courses are available to book online via our website, but if you need further information please contact us. Further courses are being developed to encompass the principles of living well with dementia and will be advertised soon.


We have a range of resources relating to dementia (books and DVDs) in our library that are available for loan. Please see the link below for more information on our library resources.

Workforce Development Learning Resources

Dementia qualifications

The QCF level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care is available for staff working within settings that support people with dementia. For more information contact us.

Useful links

Dementia Care Matters -

The Social Care Institute for Excellence open dementia e-learning programme is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with someone with dementia

The Care Council for Wales digital stories are short films depicting dementia from a carer's perspective

Local news
Congratulations to the Workforce Development staff who completed the Alzheimer's Society - Memory Walk on Sunday, 6 September 2015. Participants were joined by Ollie the dog, shown here proudly wearing his dementia t-shirt and medal.  The team raised over £200.00 for the Alzheimer's Society.