Care Fit for VIPS

Achieve excellence in dementia care.

One great framework, three great tools. Build a culture of person-centred care - for free!

Learn more about the CFFV platform with our Introductory Video.

What is Care Fit for VIPS?

Three great tools in one great framework. Care Fit for VIPS is a free, safe, easy-to-use online toolkit that gives you everything you need to get started on understanding and implementing person-centred dementia care.


Care Fit for VIPS already has over 7855 registered users. It's been praised by care managers for being simple, useful and free.


Register for Care Fit for VIPS to receive your username and password. They're unique to you. All your self-assessments and improvement cycles are safe.


Using Care Fit for VIPS doesn't cost you anything. It's part of the drive to promote person-centred care.

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Straightforward language, simple tick boxes, attractive layout. You can change anything at any time, and you can't break it - so dive in and try it out!

The VIPS Framework

Care Fit for VIPS uses the internationally recognised VIPS Framework developed by the Association for Dementia Studies, led by Professor Dawn Brooker at the University of Worcester.

The VIPS framework breaks person-centred care into manageable chunks. You can learn more about the VIPS framework by reading Person-Centred Dementia Care: Making Services Better with the VIPS Framework (2nd Edition), Dawn Brooker and Isabelle Latham.

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Six simple questions for every aspect of care.

Complete the entire assessment at once, or take it a piece at a time. This will give you a good picture of how you feel your overall standard of care is improving.

There are around 200 questions, so allow a little time!

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Useful information & resources

The internet's packed with great material on person-centred care, but how do you sort the good from the bad?

We save you the time and trouble of scouring the web. CFFV uses the VIPS principles to identify resources and approaches particularly for care.

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Websites are great sources of information. We aim to point to the most practical and reliable sites.


Online training courses, mainly free. Some are beautifully presented and interactive.


Short videos, great for showing the human side of care. Often free.


Practical products for particular tasks. We tell you where to find them.


We list books when they add to what's freely available on the web.


Online training is good but advanced skills demand quality face-to-face training.


Small changes, big improvements.

Designed to be used over and over again. Improvements will need staff and others to get involved.

As a manager you have a big job of building a culture of change.

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Who is it For?

Care Fit for VIPS tool is tailored to your service. When you register, confirm your service type, and Care Fit for VIPS will automatically provide the right self-assessments and resources for you.

Hospital Care
Domiciliary Care
Care Homes
Day Care
Community Support

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Care Fit for VIPS was launched in 2011 as a result of a collaboration between the Association for Dementia Studies, Crystal Presentations Ltd and Equip 4 Change CIC, with funding from NHS West Midlands.