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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum… | Being abducted at night…

I love it when I turn up at my mum’s place and she has a glint in her eye  and announces “I’ve written a blog”. She then waves her handwritten piece at me and we read it together. I don’t … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Gill’s Mum: “Sunk without trace”

When I called in to see Mum, I found her busy; busy trying to sort out her handwritten blog. Cutting and pasting it the old way – by rewriting bits. It is lovely to see Mum starting to write regularly … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? is all about values – putting the person in the centre… and MAKING IT REAL!

The last few weeks have been busy. I have been running Whose Shoes? workshops demonstrating the new electronic tool, firstly at the fab #KentDigiCare event which I wrote about here and then at an interesting collaborative event at Loughborough University, … Continue reading

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The power of stories… and really listening…

Through the blog series, I get the chance to post some amazing stories – flagging up the realities (good and bad) of passionate people who are involved in the health and social care systems. I use the plural deliberately as … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron | Patient leader & active citizen – Part 2

On Monday, I posted Part 1 of Alison Cameron’s astonishing story. It has been a ‘best seller’ …… I will post part 2 here, but then will re-visit shortly as these powerful blogposts have raised a LOT of issues about … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron| Patient leader & active citizen. An inspiration… – Part 1

A short while ago I met an extraordinary person. Alison Cameron has had a big impact on my life and thinking. We are looking forward to running Whose Shoes? sessions together. This is indeed ‘Making It Real’. I met Alison online … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Lynn Sandelance | Care Services Manager | New Charter Homes

As we approach the end of Week 9 of our “in my shoes” guest blog series, looking at dementia from different perspectives , some people are asking where the various posts originate from. I am always on the look out for … Continue reading

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How can a Box of Frogs help personalisation?

I was thrilled to take part in the recent innovative Festival of ideas and possibilities: Showcasing personalisation organised by SITRA. We ran Whose Shoes? workshops in Birmingham, Leeds and London. Huge thanks to my co-presenters Philippa Codd and Dorothy Hall, … Continue reading

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