DTC delivers learning and development activities in a warm, friendly yet professional manner which celebrates the individuality of the learners. By using a learner-centred approach we ensure that the diverse needs of our clients are tailored to their individual experiences and areas of expertise.
Tim and Sarah created the Dementia Training Company in 2011. In 2019, Sarah left the company to take up the full-time post of Specialist Practitioner in Dementia at Southampton University Hospitals Trust. Tim continues to build on the highly regarded reputation that DTC has, by continuing to offer Service and learner focused training and consultation services.
The depth of professional respect and personal friendship that has been forged between Tim and Sarah will continue to grow in the future as they will be working on some exciting joint projects.
Tim has over twenty-five years-experience in the field of dementia care.
Tim created DTC because he believed that he has the knowledge and ability to make a positive difference to the lives of people with dementia by raising awareness of their experiences and providing bespoke learning and development opportunities for those who support them.
From my experiences of engaging with people with dementia and their carers, I am determined that the main focus of the business should be to help everyone challenge the view that all people with dementia are seen as ‘sufferers.’ I truly believe that people can live well with dementia if afforded respect, care and support.
I believe that anyone who engages with a person with dementia, in whatever way, must have the right knowledge, attitude and ability to support them to thrive and continue to experience purposeful and meaningful lives.
DTC wholeheartedly supports Objective 13 of the National Dementia Strategy: “An informed and effective workforce for people with dementia”.
All who work at The Dementia Training Company agree that “…health and social care staff involved in the care of people who may have dementia should have the necessary skills to provide the best quality of care in the roles and settings where they work” and that: “…this can be achieved by effective basic training and continuous professional and vocational development in dementia”.