Friday, 26 June 2015
Thursday, 18 June 2015
With great thanks to Margaret Morrison for the kind invite to speak to staff and families from Cameron House Inverness at Inshes Church June 26th at Mid Day ( Cameron House is a purpose-built residential service)
This is event is open to all
With Great Thanks to NHS Scotland and SG for the kind invite to host one of the ‘On the Couch’ sessions at Integration Hub 24 June between 12.40 – 13.30. And participate in breakout sessions both days
“What does integration mean for people living with dementia?” I am very honored to be participating in sessions both days at the NHS Scotland annual conference #NHSScot15
The sessions provides delegates with an opportunity to learn directly from people living with dementia and from carers about what is important to them in maintaining a good quality of life at home;and how integration can help improve experience of care and support, Delegates will hear about the latest developments around person-centred indicators of quality of care for people with dementia and their carers. This will be followed by facilitated group discussions in which past and current experiences of people with dementia and carers of people with dementia will be shared,
(Our Director Irene Oldfather will be chairing a session with Jim Pearson from Alzheimer Scotland called)
Myself and fellow carers will be encouraged to share expectations and hopes about the benefits integration will bring in the quality of home-based care and support. Discussions will be captured and learning from the group sessions can help inform future commissioning, service design and service delivery decisions.
I will also be ‘on the couch’ at the conference during lunchtime at the event on . talking about my own experiences of caring for my mum Joan,
sharing information about the project and what people living with dementia and their families and carers have told us. I will also be taking questions (and pledges!) so if you’re heading to the conference, please do come along to the couch for a chat about the love stories of caring and the Make a Difference pledge campaign. The couch area will be at the Integration Hub – you’ll find it here:
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of the Dementia Carer Voices Project's newsletter, which will keep you up to date with our latest activity.
This month's edition includes an overview of what we've been doing over Carers Week and Dementia Awareness Week, information on the launch of a new human rights resource which features the project, and some great guest contributions to our Dementia Carer Voices blog site.
Read: Dementia Carer Voices June Newsletter
Friday, 12 June 2015
With great thanks to Marcia Ongunji head of nursing and midwifery the university of Bedfordshire for the kind invite to speak at the I Care Conference next week
I am very honored to be invited and look forward to attending ,listening,learning and speaking about make a difference
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Friday, 5 June 2015
Monday, 1 June 2015
HiWith great thanks to Natalie Warman Associate Nurse Nurse Director Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust for the kind invite to speak at the trusts annual conference' Driving and Embedding Safety and Quality of Care ' on June 19th Charlton Athletic Football club
I had the great privilege to meet Natalie at the FutureMH conference a few months back where Natalie kindly invited me to speakA big thanks also to Katie Bignell Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust for arranging and supporting me to get thereLooking forward to attending,learning,meeting everyone and speakingTommy
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