Dementia UK

Art Therapist, Dietitian, Drama Therapist, Music Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Operating Department Practitioner, Paramedic, Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapist
Research, design, scope or evaluate opportunities for Dementia UK to have an impact on population health or work with statutory services to change people’s experience of dementia care.

Dementia UK, the specialist dementia nurse charity, can offer an exciting virtual placement to a student with a variety of shadowing experiences and opportunities across many of our departments such as: Business Development, Insights & Evaluation, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications. There may also be opportunities to shadow some of the virtual clinical services subject to consent and availability.

We are keen to host a student who has an interest in a project that may involve researching, scoping, designing, or evaluating ways that Dementia UK can have an impact on population health and/or work with statutory services to change people’s experience of dementia care.

Dementia is a huge and growing health crisis. By 2025, it’s predicted that over one million people in the UK will be living with this often devastating condition. There is no cure for dementia. But excellent care can change the lives of people living with dementia, their friends and family. Dementia UK's Admiral Nurses provide this kind of specialist care - they have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems. For families affected by dementia, they can be a lifeline. Dementia UK continually supports and develops these nurses, and your placement could help the charity have an even greater impact.

Competencies you can develop on this placement:

  • Communicating public health information
  • Relationship-building and collaborative working
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and safe practice
  • Researching the publics' health
  • Evaluating and quality assuring public health initiatives
  • Planning public health initiatives
  • Delivering public health initiatives