One mans mission to raise awareness of dementia.
Son, Carer, Campaigner.
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Please watch my short film, which includes families and carers reading from the letters they sent me.
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Saturday, 5 November 2016
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A Human Rights Based approach to Dementia Care
The Dementia Scotland 2016 Conference focused on the progress of Scotland’s ongoing National Dementia Strategy, whilst also examining the aspirations of the new 2016-2019 strategy. Director Irene Oldfather presented at the morning plenary session about a human rights based approach to Dementia Care, discussing the Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers, and how to embed and implement a rights based approach.
Admiral Nurses Forum
Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw was invited to give the keynote address at the Admiral Nurses Forum, whose theme this year was ‘Creative Approaches in Dementia Care.’ Approximately 170- 180 Admiral Nurses attended, and it was a great opportunity for the project to share its work and promote the voice of lived experience.
It was an honour for the team when Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw was nominated as a finalist in the Individual category of the Kate Granger Awards 2016.
Now in their third year, the awards were set up by Kate Granger, a doctor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS through her #hellomynameis social media campaign. There were more than 130 nominations for this year’s awards, and we’d like to thank Joan, a transformation nurse, for taking the time to nominate Project Engagement Lead Tommy.
The centre is for people affected by dementia and their carers, friends and family members to access information, support and advice.
Sharing the voice of lived experience with Anas Sarwar, MSP
Projects within the ALLIANCE had the opportunity to share their work with the Scottish
Labour’s Health Spokesman. Director Irene Oldfather updated Anas Sarwar MSP about the progress of the ALLIANCE and looking ahead to 2017. We will continue to work closely with members of Scottish Parliament to ensure that the voice of lived experience is at forefront of all Scottish health and social care policy.
Do you support or look after someone with dementia? If so, researchers at the University of Glasgow would like to hear your views. A £10 gift voucher would be offered to participants and travel expenses would also be refunded. If you are interested and would like more information please contact Kathryn Saunderson: email Kathryn.email@example.com , phone 0141 330 8322.
SPRCN are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help improve research into primary care. Do you have good ideas on what can really benefit people accessing services and support? Find out more here.
Researchers from the University of Glasgow Institute of Health and Wellbeing are working in partnership with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland to recruit a small team of Volunteer Peer Researchers. We are looking for people with lived experience of long term conditions, or with experience of caring for someone with a long term condition, who have an interest in health research. Find out more here.
A See Me Community Champion is currently running a survey to factors that may enable or prevent students from speaking openly about mental health issues, and periods of distress, and seeking support while at University. The results of the survey will be used to inform Disability Support Services at University of Strathclyde and elsewhere. The survey is open to anyone currently studying at university. All information will remain anonymous. For a chance to win a £50 Love2shop voucher after completion, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered into a random draw.
A new training film has been launched in collaboration with Dementia Carer Voices and Broomfield Hospital to be used as part of the hospital’s induction process.