Friday, 1 May 2015

3740 Personal Make A Difference Pledges have now been received


Dementia Carer Voices began its flagship ‘You Can Make a Difference’ campaign in February of last year, which has gone from strength to strength. The campaign calls upon health and social care professionals to reflect on the lived experience of people affected by dementia, and identify key messages or actions from their stories that they can take away and apply to their everyday practice to improve outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers.
The campaign has had an extensive outreach programme, engaging with an estimated 20,000 people over the course of 230 talks since February 2014. As the campaign continues this year, this total is set to increase throughout 2015.


Thank you from my heart OVER 3700   ,People have now made a personal pledge - commitment to Make A Difference  for people living with Dementia ,families and carers

I have had the great privilege to meet so many amazing, caring, inspiring people IN PERSON on my tour across the country on twitter via our Dementia Carer voices Blog and my own TommyOnTour blog.

We are still on our  ‘Make A Difference ‘ campaign and tour engaging with Health and Social Care Professionals and Students, with  85  talks confirmed as of today  for this year and OVER  3,500 personal pledges. To make a difference

We are very inspired by the pledges, the different ways Hospital Boards, Universities and Individuals are taking the pledges forward and embedding them into practice with great desire from all to make a difference.

I have been overwhelmed by the kindness of people and have had many emotional journeys home late at night from talks thinking back to all that happened each day; the people I have met,the pledges that have been made , the stories I have heard and the great initiatives so many people have shared.

Please see the links below to Every Event ,Every Person,Every Pledge Every Commitment to Make A Difference 

thank you 






January 2014 

We began the campaign by asking “What does caring mean to you?”
19.02.14 NHS Fife
(08 -10).04.14 NHS Dumfries & Galloway 
3/4.06.14 NHS Conference
27.06.14 BCDA Birmingham

NHSAAA The People The Pledges The tour - 13 talks July - August 

01.09.14  Teesside University
13.10.14 More Pledges
03.11.14 Online pledges
07.11.14 Burton Hospital
13.11.14  Pledges of the week
24.11.14 The Retreat York
15/16.12.14 Norfolk and Suffolk

Thanks for reading my blog, You can now view my 8 short flims here!
DCV photo DementiaCarerRGBlandscape3_zpsa2f3d5ff.jpg

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for leaving a comment at the tommyontour blog. Your comment will be moderated and published very soon.

My mums name was Joan ,my Mum Had Dementia - our Story 9 Short Films

Tommy’s speech, providing a carer’s perspective,  on the theme of “ No – one ever asked   ” highlighted the transformational impact that ...