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Thursday, 1 May 2014

NEW - Our story from IN Film from Third National Learning Session, held atthe SECC

The Dementia Carer Voices team was proud to participate in the Person Centred Health and Care Collaborative’s Third National Learning Session, held at the SECC in November 2013.
The aim of the event was to bring together people from a variety of backgrounds to share learning about the values, behaviours and approaches that will help to ensure that people are always at the centre of their health and care. Over the course of the two days, delegates had the opportunity to listen, observe and share examples of person-centred approaches to care that support the five “Must Do With Me” elements of care. These include;
1. What matters to you?
2. Who matters to you?
3. What information do you need?
4. Nothing about me without me
5. Personalised contact
Tommy’s speech, providing a carer’s perspective,  on the theme of “No – one ever asked >” highlighted the transformational impact that listening, kindness and understanding made to his journey as a carer, and the importance of looking beyond a person’s diagnosis to engage with them as an individual.

If you would like to access further information about the Collaborative and to view presentations from the latest learning session, please click here.

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