As I leave today to start my Aussie adventure, bringing the Whose Shoes? experience to Australia, I am delighted that Kate Swaffer has written up some of our plans. We are doing an intensive tour together including a number of public workshops. We hope to see a good mix of health professionals, policy makers, carers and people living with dementia who are keen to engage in some crucial conversations for positive change.
Follow us on Twitter @KateSwaffer and @WhoseShoes – our tour starts in Sydney on 2 December and moves on to Melbourne and Adelaide. We are both very excited and determined to make a real difference.
Next Sunday I will be heading to Sydney to meet up with Gill Phillips, the creator and owner of Whose Shoes. Not so long ago, she was one of my axe murdering Imaginary friends!! We are working together in three states, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide towards creating change in practice, in particular in the area of dementia and health care, and also about the power and value of social media and blogging.
Gill’s website says;
“It is all about health and social care reforms, ensuring we all work together for excellence with the person… in the centre.
Are you keen to
- Engage people in delivering public services in more creative ways?
- Promote person-centred practice, independence and choice?
- Get people to ‘think outside the box’ and work across boundaries?
- Challenge attitudes and assumptions?
- Explore ways to improve quality of life AND save money?
- Continually improve your practice?
If the answer…
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