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New online training on dementia and planning launched

17 July 2017

The RTPI has launched a new online learning tool to help town planners understand their role in creating better environments for people living with dementia. It follows the publication of the Institute’s first “Dementia and Town Planning” practice note earlier in the year endorsed by Alzheimer’s Society.

There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This is set to increase to 1 million by 2021 and to 2 million by 2051. Evidence shows that good quality housing and well-planned, enabling local environments can have a substantial impact on the quality of life of someone living with dementia, helping them to live well for longer.

This 60-minute interactive module will lead users through a series of segments, including images, videos, quizzes and opportunities to reflect on changes you can make in your own working life and local area. 

Online learning counts as CPD

By completing this online module can contribute to your own continuing professional development (CPD) and improve your understanding of one of the most pressing challenges for society and the key role town planning has to play if health and social care policies are to succeed.

RTPI Learn is the RTPI's virtual learning site. It offers free training to support planners increase their knowledge online. The modules are a mixture of text, web links, video clips and diagrams as well as interactive quizzes with instant feedback.  

All RTPI Learn modules can count as CPD for RTPI members. Upcoming modules cover topics such as planning for smart cities and professional ethics.

Access the module here http://rtpilearn.org.uk/ (member log in required).

Read the Dementia and Town Planning” practice note here.