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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum – Remembering Christmas Past…

Have you been following Sarah Reed’s super advent series, posting Christmas reminiscences from some of her friends and colleagues? If not, have a browse, because it is lovely! I was delighted to be featured this week remembering my very simple … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. Reluctantly accepting a bit of ‘assistance’…

My friends will know that we have had a difficult few months – Mum (a.k.a @Gills_Mum) fell and fractured a bone in her lower back and came to live with us while she recovered (or at least got a lot … Continue reading

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The ‘day centre people’ decide to party … at night! #dementiachallengers

#Dementiachallengers are breaking down stereotypes around dementia and challenging a few assumptions and a bit of stigma along the way. BIG shout out 4 @kenhowarduk. Breaking down #dementia stereotypes. #youngdementia2014 @dementiascot @SandraSpringett pic.twitter.com/V1GMb9nvmv — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) September 30, 2014 … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. Keep Calm and Carry On.

Thank you to all our Twitter friends for the lovely supportive messages we have received over the last four months while Mum has been staying with us, following an accident in which she sustained a fracture to her lower back. … Continue reading

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Co-producing inclusive, vibrant #dementiachallengers events in Scotland

Well the invisible hordes are coming out of the shadows and becoming real people… very supportive, creative passionate people. And they are bringing their own ‘invisible hordes’ in their wake… I would like to include here a lovely film made … Continue reading

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Let’s harness the power of “invisible hordes” – together we can build a better future!

About a year ago, Helen Bevan compared me to Lois Weisburg. @WhoseShoes Gill, I think you're the Lois Weisburg of Coventry. You are an extraordinary connector of people http://t.co/3oFNJufHYt — Helen Bevan (@helenbevan) August 11, 2013 @WhoseShoes I meant it … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. A little common sense and compassion go a long way.

Mum’s life has been turned upside down recently. Like Geoff, in this story, she has suddenly lost a lot of independence. Until a couple of months ago, she was living on her own, catching the bus into town most days … Continue reading

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#Woopdedoodle!* The top 50 ‘HSJ Inspirational Women, 2014′.

The last couple of weeks have been a complete rollercoaster for me with one of the highest ‘highs’ and lowest ‘lows’ of my life within a 24 hour period. I have been very moved by the response to my tribute to … Continue reading

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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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