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A is for Action; B is for Bold; C is for Crazy! The #MatExp ABC has been a bit … D for Dynamic!!

Have you been following the #MatExp journey? Have you been following the #MatExp ABC? It has been so exciting and so so full on that I haven’t had time to write a blog about it – and I don’t think … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Dementia Congress, Brighton

I have had a wonderful couple of days at the Dementia Congress in Brighton. Brighton has a very vibrant, young culture and it’s been fun to be here at Halloween with gangs of ghouls and skeletons on the streets and … Continue reading

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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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Personalisation – bridging the gap between theory & practice

A break in the “in my shoes” series today to reflect a little on an ‘anniversary’. Next week is CARERS’ WEEK and the dementia series will return with posts every day raising awareness of what it means to be caring for … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…a social work student | Passionate about personalisation for everyone

Today we have a brand new perspective. A woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was sneered at by professionals when she was “just” a support worker. So she decided to qualify as a social worker!  For Day 20  of our series … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…a very special carer| Fantastic, imaginative ways of keeping communication channels open

Caring is often tough, but some people find some wonderful ways of rising to the unsolicited  challenge of caring for a loved one in sometimes very trying circumstances. For Day 17  of our series of ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? EXTREME – the story from all perspectives!

A bit of fun for the Bank Holiday weekend. Have you seen this brilliant video by the Guardian? Three little pigs… “The whole picture” Our Whose Shoes? workshops look at issues around personalisation in social care and health from different … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Helen Bate | Managing Director | Pictures to Share

For Day 11  of our series of ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives, we have another passionate post. Helen talks about the frustration of knowing you have a resource that can “make a difference” but struggling to … Continue reading

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Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness Week

Judging by the level of activity on Twitter, Dementia Awareness Week has been a great success! We hear so much about the “demographic timebomb” of dementia that it has been really heartening to learn of so much good practice and … 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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