Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Friday, 24 April 2015
12th and 13th May 2015
09-45 10-15 Reflections from master class two and progress to date using peer coaching style
12-00 -12-45 Business tools for scanning, assessing and planning (Jackie to lead and prep)
14-00 14-30 Understanding others Motivation / Motivation exercise
09-15 10.15Speaker– Paul McKevitt, Deputy Chief Executive Wigan Borough Council
Add in Tommy and Pauls bio
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Taken from the ALLIANCE Fortnightly bulletin read more HERE
Dementia Carer Voices was named Charity of the Year by the Hospital Caterers Association at their Annual Conference which took place in Glasgow this year. The project, managed by the ALLIANCE, was awarded the honour at the Gala Dinner, where the team was presented with a very generous cheque for £4,100 raised by the Hospital Caterers Association.
Earlier in the day, Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw spoke to delegates about his experiences in caring for his late mum, Joan, along with the experiences of carers who have shared their story with the project in order to raise awareness of the issues people face in caring for a loved one living with dementia. He received a standing ovation for speaking so movingly about he and his mum's loving relationship, whilst deepening people's understanding of dementia and of caring.
Later in the evening, ALLIANCE Director Irene Oldfather addressed the audience at the Gala Dinner and introduced a new short film on the project which is now live on their YouTube channel . She spoke of empowering individuals to make a positive change to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers, sharing the key messages from the You Can Make a Difference campaign and encouraging delegates to get involved.
The evening was a great success and the team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Hospital Caterers Association for their generosity and hospitality on the evening, and for making Dementia Carer Voices their charity of the year. The team will continue to work to raise awareness and champion rights and the carer voice.
To find out more about the project, please visit their wordpress site at www.dementiacarervoices.wordpress.com , or follow them on twitter @DementiaCarerVo
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015
With great thanks to Michael Curtis @curts217 Jude brown @judebrown79 and Dr Sidhu @sidhuGP and all the team at @TEWV for the kind invite to give to talks County Durham on April 24th
We have been friends on Twitter for quite a while and I am very honored to be invited to speak
The first talk is with Easington Mental health services older people (MHSOP) which is a part of Tees Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Foundation trust. Who are a community team Supporting with carer education / support groups from as well as monthly memory cafés to get everyone together inc carers, patients, local police, council, local shops etc to build a community hub type network.
The second visit is in Blackhall Colliery community centre with Dr Sidhu who is a GP and with his team works jointly with in building a memory pilot where people can be assessed and treated in their own surgery at Blackhall Colliery community centre Doing the upmost to build a dementia friendly community Hub network.
I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone ,learning more about the work they do and giving the two talks
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Academy Pop Up Masterclass: Transforming the Workplace of the Future where People Really Matter, 14 May, Edinburgh
Shortened link for social media: http://bit.ly/1zFPiOV
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