Category Archives: public sector

Meetings – and how to add a little magic

In my old life as a local government officer, I attended many meetings. I am not a big fan of meetings. I used to sit and count up in my head the approximate cost of the meetings in terms of … Continue reading

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In the (exceptionally purple) shoes of… Alison Cameron, #boatrocker extraordinaire!

Regular readers of my blog series and followers on Twitter will know the name of Alison Cameron and share my huge admiration for her. In July 2013, I published in two parts her powerful, moving and indeed unforgettable story: Part … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? helps launch Dementia Friendly Tunbridge Wells in Dementia Awareness Week!

We are delighted with the progress of our Whose Shoes?® sessions in Kent, using special new co-produced scenarios to promote ‘Dementia Friendly’ communities. By this we mean communities where people who happen to be living with dementia are respected and valued and … Continue reading

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“But why can’t they alter it?” – Why CAN’T systems join up?

There is a lot of really interesting stuff on Twitter that goes unnoticed – especially good stuff by people who don’t (yet) have that many followers. I spotted this tweet by Eileen Murphy (@EileenHMurphy ) yesterday that she posted about three … Continue reading

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Zut alors! I’m off to Paris this week. Please come too! :)

I would never have thought to submit an abstract for the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris 2014. But Helen Bevan, very kindly tweeted to suggest that I did! @WhoseShoes You should consider submitting a proposal for … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Jane Gilliard – Daughter, retired dementia care professional; and now supporter to and advocate and attorney for her father

💙"Integrated Indep Living Team responds in 1 hour. GP w commonsense. Dad v happy!"💙 @jennerwren @RichardatKF @AlzSocSWEngland @LouiseSearle2 — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) January 7, 2014 💙"Integrated Indep Living Team responds in 1 hour. GP w commonsense. Dad v happy!"💙 @jennerwren … Continue reading

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A good idea needs the right people – connecting for positive change

I see my Whose Shoes?® concept and ‘in my shoes’ guest blog series as a giant jigsaw puzzle for positive, values-driven change. I do not know how many pieces there are but I keep discovering new bits. I am excited … Continue reading

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Commissioning for Dementia Care – Getting it Right

First of all, huge thanks to Ken Howard! How good is this?! This amazing picture was created by Ken Howard, who is living with dementia. We are working together to blast dementia stereotypes out of the water! Dementia Skills Network … Continue reading

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In the shoes of a Dementia Congress delegate seeking clarity …

The purpose of our “In my shoes” series, and indeed the whole Whose Shoes?® concept,  is to provide a diverse mix of viewpoints in order to encourage real conversations about things that really matter. The blog series gives people a … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? – Are you serious about transformation in health and social care?

I promised to tell you a bit more about our Whose Shoes? extravaganza here in Coventry on 2 August. First of all I would like to apologise to anyone who would have liked to come and wondered why they didn’t … Continue reading

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