Supporting People who have Dementia and Sight Loss

Course information: Supporting People who have Dementia & Sight Loss

A one-day workshop for Rehabilitation Officers and support staff supporting people who have Dementia and may be experiencing Sight difficulties this course is designed to give an overview of Dementia and common sight conditions experienced by older people.

The training course will then look at behaviours associated with sight loss where people are non-verbal or have difficulty explaining what is happening to them as their sight deteriorates.

This includes types of Dementia

Common Eye conditions of Ageing

Common Eye conditions linked to types of Dementia

Behaviours indicating sight loss

Strategies for support

The course will then touch on potential sight testing methods and look at adaptations to daily practice and the care environment to improve support.

This one-day course is delivered through a series of PowerPoint presentations and some group work. It is available in-house for 20 people or as an external workshop or on Zoom.

On line  or face to face courses are advertised on the News and Events section.

However, it is possible to organise your own in house course for up to twenty people in a venue of your choice.

The course is around 7 hours in Duration with Breaks for refreshments or video breaks if on line.

Who should attend?

  • Dementia Support workers
  • Home Managers
  • ROVIs
  • Learning Disability Support Workers working with people who have Down’s Syndrome  or older people with learning disabilities
  • Occupational Therapists and other related professionals


  • In-house course £600 + VAT
  • Zoom Courses £75 +VAT

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Putting Vision into Health Action Planning

Course information:

All people with Learning Disabilities should now have a Health Action Plan and Annual Health Check, This course explores the importance of assessing vision as part of this process and determining whether further support is needed. about a third of people with Learning disabilities could be certificated as Visually impaired another third require glasses or other visual aids.

This one-day course looks at the importance of including vision in health action planning and will identify the key issues for health care facilitators.

It is available in-house for 20 people and includes handouts and resource information to take home.

Who should attend?

All health care facilitators or staff with a facilitation role. Parents and family carers are especially welcome


  • In-house course £600 + VAT

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Multiple Disability Master Class

Developing & Maintaining Communication in people with Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities

A Multiple Disability Masterclass

Course information:

This one-day course will cover how to develop and maintain communication with people who profound  and Multiple learning Disabilities. in the form of a Master Class Lecture this is delivered to Students undertaking the Degree Courses in Learning Disability Nursing around the UK

It will cover Communication Theory, Zoning, and intensive action linked to formal object and switch interface conditioning.

Examples will be given for applying  practical methods for the development and maintaining of communication to support and develop choice and control. We will use  real life case studies of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities both of whom have additional sensory problems.

This course forms part of Mark Gray Associates Commitment to the Core Standards Published by PMLD Link

Who should attend?

This course is open to all Health and Social Care professionals, parents and family carers are especially welcome. The course has been extensively updated to support IMCA’s IMHA’s & advocates.

It is available in-house for 20 people or as an external workshop.


  • In-house course £800 + VAT
  • External workshops £100 + VAT
  • Zoom Workshops £75 +VAT (Where Advertised)
  • Cost includes handouts and resource information

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