Somerset Care played host to a group of health and care professionals from Spain last week, who came to learn about the company’s award winning ‘PETALS‘ dementia care. The visitors were from Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona, a not for profit organisation.
They first visited Somerset Care in 2011 after hearing about their dementia care through Bradford University, with whom Somerset Care work very closely. The visitors requested a return trip this year to look at Somerset Care’s latest developments in the field, in particular its work on dementia care environments (for which it won a national award in 2010) and personalisation of the service.
Jane Lynch, Assistant Director of Residential Care and Dementia Care Specialist, said, “Somerset Care is very proud of its dementia care service and is pleased to show its work off to colleagues in the care sector. We hope that our visitors have found their visit to some of our ten dementia care units useful, they have told us how impressed they are and that they intend to go back to Barcelona and implement some changes to the way they deliver person centred dementia care.”
Somerset Care will welcome a further international visitor next month when a health care professional from Australia comes to learn about its dementia care.