Coronavirus West Berkshire Care Homes Update

Posted September 10, 2020

The arrival of COVID-19 has meant that a number of restrictions have been placed on care homes to prevent the spread of infection and ensure the health and safety of both care workers and its residents.

As the rate of infection is decreasing across the country, these restrictions are being lifted however a number of changes will be put in place to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

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Advanced dementia course – A free online event

Come along to an online Advanced dementia course at Winchcombe Place care home.

Join this informative six week online advanced dementia course, developed by Jennifer Hall, Senior Specialist Nurse Practitioner from the Integrated Care Home Team at Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.

Week 1: Becoming a dementia friend
Week 2: Brain and body changes,
Week 3: Communications
Week 4: Sensitivity and the environment
Week 5: Behaviour
Week 6: End of life.

In week one, hear live from Vicki Lambourne, a Care UK Dementia Champion, as she shares insights and guidance to help you understand what it might be like to live with dementia.

An opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and take a virtual tour of Winchcombe Place care home.

Each week thereafter, the course can be completed at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, and Vicki will have follow up calls with you to help with any queries.

Zoom is used, an online meeting space, which is easy to use. Once you have booked your place, Vicki will send you the meeting details and tips for getting most out of attending an online event.

Date: Wednesday 9th September 2020
Time: 6.15pm – 7.15pm
Location: Zoom

Register your interest by emailing

West Berkshire Social care services are doing everything they can during these challenging times to keep your relatives well in care homes, but there might be things that can be improved. Your feedback helps services spot issues that are affecting the care for your loved ones in care homes. #TellUs 
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