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It’s been quite a week! In my own shoes… (yes, my own!) – Gill Phillips…

A break from the dementia series today just to reflect on and share a few exciting developments over the last few days… Firstly, my  thanks to Martin Routledge. I really enjoyed the personalisation party up in Manchester. Such a good … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Dorothy Hall, navigating care in unhelpful circumstances!

Three weeks ago, on Day 9 of this “walk in my shoes” series looking at dementia care from different persectives, my friend and colleague Dorothy Hall gave a moving account of caring for her late Mum-in-law in Belgium. This proved to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Anne Deas | Dementia Information Service Co-ordinator for Warwickshire

18-24 June is Carers’ Week. Does it surprise you that, according to a survey conducted for Carers Week, “two in five unpaid carers are sacrificing their own health by putting off medical treatment to care for an ill, frail or … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Wendy Maxwell | Chill 4 Us Carers

As we continue our series of  ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives, Bank Holiday Monday seems a fitting day to feature Chill 4 Us Carers.  On a day when many formal services will be closed, but when … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Angie Carter | Assistive Technology specialist

I first met Angie Carter when she gave a presentation at the Later Life conference in London in 2011. I was impressed by her outcomes-focused, person-centred approach towards the use of assistive technology. For Day 12  of our series of ‘walk … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Dorothy Hall | Independent Social Worker, Carer and Whose Shoes? guru!

Dorothy Hall facilitating a Whose Shoes? session Caring is often tough, but all the more so when you are caring for someone … in another country. For Day 9  of our series of ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at … Continue reading

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Co-production – and meeting inspiring people!

It has been a fortnight of coproduction and brain-friendly approaches! Several things I could have written blogposts about, but as always a struggle to find the time. So here’s a little round up of a few thoughts and highlights. I … Continue reading

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The elephant in the room…

I was delighted to be invited to the IMPACT event in Manchester this week. A wide range of interesting people from a wide range of interesting organisations gathered to help solve a tricky problem… A team from Manchester Metropolitan University Business … Continue reading

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On the buses. In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum :)

According to a report in the paper, free bus passes may end. This would be a disaster for some people I regularly meet on the bus which they rely on, not just for transport but as a social lifeline. They … Continue reading

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Are we in danger of setting one group in society against another?

Just a quick post because it is very topical… Front page of the Daily Telegraph today: “Elderly told: go back to work and downsize”. “Elderly people should be encouraged to go back to work and move into smaller homes, one … Continue reading

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