Category Archives: social care

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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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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NHS Expo, Manchester … Making our #NHSChangeDay pledge REAL! :)

VERY proud of my #whoseshoes team at #Expo14NHS! Thank you @mason4233 @dozzahall @kenhowarduk! 💜 #NHSChangeDay pic.twitter.com/oct2labang — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) March 10, 2014 It is pretty cool when you can tell your grown-up children something concerning new technology and they … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Ken Howard, living with younger onset dementia

I always feel very privileged when people tell their stories through my ‘in my shoes’ series. But never more so than today. Today is NHS Change Day and today’s blog is a ‘special edition’ as part of our global #NHSChangeDay … 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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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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A powerful recipe: People living with dementia + Future health care leaders + the Whose Shoes? approach…

I love working with students – especially health and social care students. They really ‘get’ Whose Shoes?® and report that the concept of “walking in the shoes of others” helps them build empathy. Keen students want to understand the people … Continue reading

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A-Z Reflections from the Dementia Congress, Nottingham

I have just returned from the Dementia Congress in Nottingham #UKDC2013. Two and a half days dedicated to cutting-edge practice, stimulating conversations and wonderful passionate people. Including having a memorable #dementiachallengers chat with fab Angela Rippon! I was acutely aware that many people can’t attend … Continue reading

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“Making patient experience everybody’s business”

Last week I published Delia’s ‘Patient Experience’ blog – which I have since dubbed ‘Tales from a hospital bed’. It instantly became one of the most popular guest blogs in our ‘in my shoes’ series. I would strongly recommend that … Continue reading

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