Organisation
Organisation Name

British Psychological Society

Website

http://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

Organisation Summary

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline.

FPOP is the Faculty of Old Age Psychology within the Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society. FPOP's vision is to promote psychological well being in later life by supporting psychologists to work with older people and to champion their psychological needs. The Faculty supports members to share and foster best practice in clinical work with older people with dementia and their carers, as well as older people with mental health problems.

What sectors does your organisation work in?

Health & Medical

Why is your organisation committed to the NDAA and the Dementia Statements?

The BPS is committed to working with other organisations to ensure that those living with dementia and supporting people living with dementia receive the best possible psychological care. They are keen to ensure that a psychological perspective is considered in all areas of dementia care.

Human Rights are at the heart of psychological work and care and the BPS is delighted to see their translation into the National Dementia Declaration, with the ‘We Statements’ clearly operationalising a Human Rights Based approach to dementia support.