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24 April 2020 (Bristol) - Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Knowle West, Bristol BS4 1NL, Link

15 May 2020 (London) - Tavistock Relationships, Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JL, Link

Time: 10am to 4pm


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FREE one-day trainings for people working in the care sector (e.g. care home staff and managers, voluntary sector dementia/memory services) in supporting couples relationships in dementia area. These trainings are taking place in London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.

This training is available to people working in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors.

The training seeks to equip care staff to support people with dementia and their partners to sustain the quality of their relationships. It will improve the participants’ ability to act confidently with the couple relationship in mind, using techniques that support and strengthen the bond between partners, in order to sustain attachments. It will provide participants with learning and skills in:

  • Understanding the impact of dementia on the couple relationship
  • Understanding the importance of preserving the couple bond to increase closeness between the couple and their resilience to cope better and for longer
  • Skills and techniques to guide conversations and confidence to act as a resource to other colleagues in the clinical field of dementia care with couples
  • Knowledge and understanding of how dementia may disrupt the couple relationship and how we can think about dependency and loss in this context
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to intervene with partners in ways that support relationships and that promote closeness and sensitivity
  • Attachment issues in dementia
  • Holding a ‘couple in mind’ in dementia care settings.

On completion of the one-day training participants will receive a certificate of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Who this course is for?

People working in the care sector (e.g. care home staff and managers, voluntary sector dementia/memory services) in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. 


This training is free. 

It has been funded by a generous donation from The Rayne Foundation. While we are happy for you/your staff to attend the training free of change, we would very much welcome any contribution you can make towards the cost of the training.

Please could you indicate by reply to the confirmation email whether you would be happy for us to approach your manager to ask for a small donation. Any donation your organisation makes will enable the funding from the Rayne Foundation to go that bit further. However, please be assured we will not turn anyone away who chooses for whatever reason not to make a contribution.


Tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided in the morning and afternoon of the training day, but please note that attendees will need to bring their own lunch (or purchase it locally). 

How to register 

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Places are limited to 50 per venue.

For futher information

E: T: 020 7380 1950  

Continuing Professional Development

Our aim at Tavistock Relationships is to create a programme of high-quality, informative and clinically useful CPD. In choosing topics, we aim to ensure we offer fresh subjects to stimulate new thinking and debate as well as continuing to offer repeat workshops for which there is on-going popular demand.

"Fab day, best training I’ve been on for ages. Thank you!”

CPD attendee 2015