Tag Archives: family

Do we really listen to children and young people in health care?

I love it when I find the right partners. We see the opportunity to do something imaginative together and we just get on and do it. ‘JFDI’ It is one of the biggest advantages of being a small organisation. And so … Continue reading

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Our #MatExp #NHSChangeDay campaign goes live … closely watched by Simon Stevens, NHS CEO ;-)

Whose Shoes? is a concept that gets people from all perspectives discussing important issues together as equals, regardless of roles or hierarchies. Mums, professionals, reception team all discussing #matexp together @TeamMidwife @WhoseShoes pic.twitter.com/Vw5yzmKour — ✨ Kath Evans ✨ (@KathEvans2) February 5, … Continue reading

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“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans” – my tribute to my dear friend Lindsay

I chose this title, taken from the song ‘Beautiful Boy’,  because I remember vividly how completely gutted I was when John Lennon died. I remember the stuffy senior manager at work who thought I was on another planet. It just … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum… The Gas Man Cometh

By popular request, I am posting another blog by my wonderful 91-year old Mum, a.k.a @Gills_Mum. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did… 🙂 It was on a Monday morning that the gasman came to call! Well … Continue reading

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Mum’s getting into Twitter… (Oh no I’m not. Oh, yes you are…)

Some of you are following Mum’s journey into Twitter (@GillsMum). Indeed, some of you are following her. It will be fun if, before long, Granny has more followers than some of her grandchildren… 😉 It is great to see people … Continue reading

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In the shoes (boots?) of Gill’s Mum’s… daughter!

Mum is going stir crazy. Or more precisely “Climbing round the picture rail” – she has a lovely turn of phrase. She lives alone and makes a religion out of going out every day, but at the moment ‘it’s snow … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Simona Florio | Christmas Past and Present

Christmas is a great time … for most of us. The traditional images are compelling… – a large family gathering, warmth, presents, lots of jolly banter… If this is your reality, be truly thankful. I know I am. For many … Continue reading

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A creature of habit… | Living with dementia at Christmas…

Have you been following the ‘Xmas to Remember’ series, hosted by No 10. the Department of Health and the Alzheimer’s society? It is a great initiative, designed to promote awareness of dementia.   I was very honoured to be invited to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Simon Foster | Director | Equip 4 Change and Co-creator of Care Fit for VIPs

We hear many negative stories about care homes, so it is geat to be able to share some more really good practice in dementia care. What makes a care home ‘Fit for VIPS?’ This is a subject very close to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Karen… supporting both of my parents with dementia…

We are now in the middle of Carers’ Week. As we continue this “In my shoes” series, looking at dementia from different perspectives, I would like to re-post this powerful guest blog from “Karen”, describing her life looking after both … Continue reading

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