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Further support for dementia awareness
We look forward to supporting our client Halo Leisure with the roll-out of our dementia awareness online training course for all colleagues across all sites. This will support their current swim programme initiative, provide further education and in turn supporting the Alzheimer's Society in their quest to get more people aware of dementia. If of interest to your organisation please get in touch.
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Dementia awareness in the leisure environment gets national coverage
Physical activity can play an active role in improving the nation’s mental health and wellbeing and have a major impact on a range of mental health conditions and dementia. According to Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity, studies show that physical exercise can have a significant impact on wellbeing, such as improving mood, confidence and self-esteem.

Dr Steve Mann, Head of Healthy Communities at Places Leisure said, “As a social enterprise and community leisure operator we recognise our responsibility to make our services and facilities as accessible as possible for all members of our communities. In the case of dementia, a non-physical and often hard to recognise condition, this begins with awareness amongst team members.

“It is imperative that all of our leisure colleagues can recognise the signs that someone may be living with dementia, be able to communicate effectively with them, and understand how to provide an experience best suited to that individual. This training has transformed the way Places Leisure operate, with the increased awareness enhancing our service and making the facilities that we manage on behalf of our local authority partners more accessible and enjoyable for people living with dementia as well as their carers.”

The specialist eLearning programme is informed by best practice and research that’s been tailored to the leisure environment. Most importantly, it is informed and shaped by the experiences of people living with dementia.

Dementia is the ‘umbrella’ term used to describe a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, perception, problem solving or language. In a leisure centre environment there are a number of challenges to navigate from difficulties communicating when booking an activity, to lane ropes in the pool being perceived to be gaps, and cluttered layouts causing confusion and trip hazards.

With the benefits that leisure centres can offer, both in terms of health and social benefits, it’s imperative that operators are aware of these challenges and can offer the right support. As Alzheimer’s Society explains, “accessible environments are incredibly important to support people living with dementia to continue to do things for themselves for longer and access their community. Small changes to layout or signage, for example, can go a long way to reducing stress and confusion.” (Dementia Friendly Business Guide Alzheimer’s Society 2017).

The dementia awareness eLearning programme developed with training provider Elearn4business covers a range of topics from common types of dementia and how these can affect people, to how dementia can impact a person’s leisure centre experience and effective communication with customers living with dementia.

Rob Latter from Elearn4business comments, “We are delighted to have created and made available a tailored and accessible dementia awareness course that has enhanced accessibility in over 120 Places Leisure facilities across the UK. Through our established partnership with Places Leisure it’s exciting to see the impact that this type of training can have on our local communities and the difference that it can make to people’s lives.”

Please see our dementia course page if you would like further details.
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Welcome 1Life
Nothing pleases us more at Elearn4business than to share the news of another organisation who we are supporting with their eLearning requirements, delivering various learning interventions and content to colleagues across various locations via a suitable Learning Management System (LMS). 1Life is a forward thinking lifestyle and management solutions company that engages with people in local communities to enhance lives through health and wellbeing, physical activity, learning and the arts.
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A growing community - 12,000 plus users
We have welcomed over 12,000 new learners during till now.  Learners from both private and public sector organisations. From the UK to Europe and as far afield as Australia, elearning has a truly national and global reach. 
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Welcome Magna Vitae
We are pleased to be able to share the news of another organisation we are supporting with the delivery of their digital learning solution. Magna Vitae Leisure Trust are a Charitable Trust with a mission to provide an extraordinary range of cultural, leisure and health related facilities and services that allow local people to live a great life. Work has started on building their learning environment and collating content for their bespoke courseware.
 
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CIMSPA skills development partner
Elearn4business continue to be a skills development partner of CIMSPA for a second term, developing our approved course portfolio.
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Sara Gosling, People Director, Halo Leisure
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