Education and Training

LWDP Caring Concepts  are here to support the independent Social Care Sector across Lancashire, with the ultimate purpose of making a difference for those receiving care. You can contact them on 0333 014 3021 or by email at

We provide a range of information services, resources and specialist training for health and social care professionals working with people who have dementia.

From the comprehensive information available through our Dementia Knowledge Centre and publications, to our training and consultancy service and professional events – through our expert knowledge we aim to have a positive impact on the lives of people affected by dementia.

Visit the Alzheimer’s Society resource pages for professionals:

Lancashire County Council has an online carers awareness course. It aims to raise awareness of who can be a carer, the impact of caring and how carers can be supported in their role.  Carers Awareness Course

Dementia Link Persons Network Meetings – contact:  Sandra Nuttall, Dementia Lead Nurse, 07950 869834

SCIE resources for dementia care. A collection of resources which bring together information to help those working and caring for people living with dementia. View them here.

The resources include a dementia e-learning course consisting of the following modules.

  1. What it is and what it isn’t
  2. Living with dementia
  3. What causes dementia
  4. Diagnosis and who can help
  5. Common difficulties and how to help
  6. The emotional impact of dementia
  7. Positive communication