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Ms Clare Mason

PositionDementia Care Trainer and Experts by Experience (PPI) lead
LocationHorton A, room 4.04
DepartmentCentre for Applied Dementia Studies
Telephone07917 751478
EmailC.Mason3@bradford.ac.uk
Twitter@clareycoco

Research Interests (key words only)

Dementia and sightloss; young onset dementia; care homes; hospices.

Biography

Clare has worked in the field of dementia care since leaving school in a variety of roles. Clare has worked as an activities co-ordinator; run a day centre for older people; worked as a care assistant and care officer.  Clare has worked within the NHS, Social Services and the private and voluntary sectors.  Most recently, Clare has worked as a Dementia Support Manager and Trainer for the Alzheimer’s Society. This role involved providing training across the North of England on a variety of person-centred care topics and managing the Dementia Advisor and Dementia Support Worker teams.

Clare has been involved in developing and delivering a Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP) and the Information Programme for South Asian Families (IPSAF) and has supported and assessed others to be competent in delivering the programmes.

Clare has a particular interest in Dementia and Sight Loss, participating in a number of working groups with the Alzheimer’s Society, Thomas Pocklington Trust, working with housing environments and the University of York.

In 2014 Clare joined the School of Dementia Studies in the role of Dementia Care Trainer. Clare is responsible for facilitating learning around person-centred care approaches and also works with our Experts by Experience panel.

Current Projects

Networks/Roles

Dementia Care Trainer Experts by Experience (PPI) Lead.

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Volunteer leader of Pathways Breaks charity for people with young onset dementia in Bradford.

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