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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…”Tina”. Dear Mum, reflecting on our 20 year journey of living with Korsakoff’s…

This week, 18-24 June, is Carers’ Week and so our “in my shoes” dementia blog  is focusing on carers and people who support carers. Today “Tina” writes a very moving letter to her Mum “Pat” reflecting on their long journey together since … 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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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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Whose Shoes? … Karen Kidd, Chair of service user group in Leicestershire

Karen Kidd – Chair of Force 4 Change  VIDEO INTERVIEW In true Whose Shoes? style, I am starting a series of posts looking at issues of personalisation from different people’s perspectives within health and social care, focusing on “Making it … Continue reading

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It’s not all about dull meetings… a breath of fresh air!

I was delighted today to see an imaginative approach to problem solving being advocated by Pollyanna Perkins  in the Guardian Society …. Yes, Pollyanna Perkins, that well-known  director of adult social care for a large local authority. “She writes under … Continue reading

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Listen and learn – growing old in 21st century Britain! #cherwell

It takes a certain amount of courage to ask people to tell you  what they think of you.   And it takes a relaxed, informal atmosphere to  encourage people to be open and honest. And so it was when Cherwell Care, … Continue reading

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One size fits all is cheaper and easier… but we all want choice

One of my favourite local pubs has closed down and I’m pretty upset about it. I LIKED that pub… … but to be honest, I didn’t actually go there very often. Choice comes at a price. It has to be … Continue reading

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Barriers – lovely shiny, new barriers…

How can you have a really, really important government agenda, that makes a huge difference to people’s lives, one that has support across all main political parties… and then put SO many barriers in the way?  And I am not … Continue reading

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