Category Archives: TLAP – Making It Real

In the shoes of … | Shahana Ramsden, Patient and Public Voice Manager, NHS England, looking forward to the Open House…

I am delighted to publish a new guest blog today by Shahana Ramsden, with news of the forthcoming NHS England ‘Open House Days’. Shahana’s bubbly memories of her childhood remind me of the lovely guest blog by Anne Cooper. Shahana addresses how … Continue reading

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My dementia dream…

When I discovered people with dementia did not have a voice I had a dream When I experienced the stigma, discrimination and isolation of dementia I had a dream When I realised that most of the support available was for…

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Well done dementia-friendly Waitrose in… Paddock Wood! Local information is good :)

Last week our Whose Shoes?® workshops in Kent were switching between Tunbridge Wells and Malling – we are using different facilitators, different venues, days of the week and times of day, but maintaining the same energy and passion to make connections … 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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All systems go! Launch of Whose Shoes? Dementia Friendly West Kent!

THE START OF A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Did you follow the launch of our Dementia Friendly Communities project in Kent? Last week’s blog, describing the build up to the project, has attracted a lot of interest. @WhoseShoes Excellent … Continue reading

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Dementia Friendly West Kent… a small step to a dementia friendly world!

This week we launch our Whose Shoes?® Dementia Friendly Communities project in West Kent. I want others to use the Whose WHoes? tool @WhoseShoes as it is of the UTMOST importance in changing dementia care from about us without us … Continue reading

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“Understanding our Patients” – a very impressive event in Cumbria!

The thing I like best about Twitter is when it connects people who would not otherwise have come together. Which happens all the time. People with the same values and passions. This happened in Cumbria last week. Bringing like-minded people … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Shahana Ramsden, during her first few days in her new role at NHS England…

It is with great pleasure that I post another ‘in my shoes’ guest blog today. Congratulations to Olivia Butterworth, Head of Public Voice, and colleagues at NHS England for recruiting ‘a little gem.’  I am delighted to post Shahana Ramsden’s … 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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Our global #NHSChangeDay campaign – enabling people living with dementia to speak out

“We pledge to take every opportunity to raise awareness of the reality of living with dementia and get people working together for inclusive dementia-friendly communities” This week our ambitious NHS Change Day pledge went live. Please join us here! Our … Continue reading

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