Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Art Therapist, Chiropodist/Podiatrist, Dietitian, Drama Therapist, Music Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Operating Department Practitioner, Orthoptist, Osteopath, Paramedic, Physiotherapist, Prosthetist and Orthotist, Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapist
Learn about an innovative dementia management method while placed in a day service in Nottingham

This placement is an opportunity for an AHP student to support people with dementia at a specialist SPECAL-led day service. The SPECAL method is a unique dementia management method which has been shown to lead to immediate and sustained improvements in quality of life for people with dementia.

A placement at the Sybil Levin Centre, which is reopening in September 2021 to become a centre of excellence in this method, will give a student the opportunity to see this innovative mode of practice at close-hand.

You can find out more about the SPECAL method here:

Competencies you can develop on this placement:

  • Relationship-building and collaborative working
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and safe practice
  • Delivering public health initiatives