Burnley College Iris Dementia Suite unveiled this week

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The Burnley College Iris Suite will be opened this week, giving health and social care students and Apprentices the chance to learn in a real-life Dementia care environment.

The Burnley College Iris Suite is a highly specialised training and education facility built within the College's health and social care department, to be used within the Burnley College, Themis and corporate training curriculum. The suite showcases equipment which makes a real difference to the day-to-day lives of people with dementia and their carers. State-of-the-art equipment used widely in the care sector and learning points throughout the facility bring important information to the fore while practical lessons are being carried out. Students, Apprentices and visitors to the suite can use these to learn quickly and efficiently in a real life care environment. It's hoped that the Burnley College Iris Suite will make an impact on the care services skills gap currently affecting the North West of England. The ability to train individuals to a high standard in Dementia-specific care skills will enable future health and social care professionals to be more confident in their abilities and better equipped to work with the growing number of individuals in care who are living with Dementia.  
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