Neurocare KnowHow

University of Sheffield

Care workers supporting people living with long-term neurological conditions need extra skills and know-how to provide high quality, person-centred care. These conditions include Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Huntington’s, and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) amongst others. This project will support training needs for care organisations and individual employers of personal assistants, and enable care workers to increase their knowledge base, build their confidence and competence, and support their development in a carer role.

The team will develop a novel online learning platform for carers to develop the specialist skills and knowledge they need. Designed in collaboration with carers and people living with neurological conditions, this easy-to-use resource will provide access to personalised and trusted information during a working day, ‘on the go’ as and when needed.

The learning tool will provide access to a range of learning resources, including short videos to share peer learning and skills; and mini podcasts to deliver ‘knowledge doses’. This is not traditional e-learning - but real stories from the expert perspective of carers sharing their experiences for others to learn from.

Neurocare KnowHow is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, Optical Jukebox, Ammba Digital Ltd and NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative.