Social care training campaign

Charity Parkinson’s UK has launched a campaign for better training of social care staff on Parkinson’s-related dementia.  Carers of people with the condition signed more than 1,200 postcards delivered to Whitehall as part of the charity’s “Nobody Really Knows Us” campaign.  It urges the government to allocate some of the £500 million it has earmarked for upskilling the social care workforce to prepare them for providing high quality care for people with Parkinson’s-related dementia.  A Parkinson’s UK study showed that just 14% of health professionals felt that their training had prepared them well to provide high-quality care for people with Parkinson’s-related dementia. A further 58% said their training was adequate but they needed more.