Tag Archives: integration

Dealing *urgently* with urgent care for older people…

I have always loved writing stories and making connections. When I was about six or seven, I used to nag people to give me a set of random words and then enjoyed weaving them all together in one story. I … 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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Helping to remind thinkers and policy makers “what it’s all about”…

I am a big fan of the Disruptive Social Care podcasts. Right at the beginning of the podcast series, I described Shirley Ayres and Stuart Arnott as the “Moira Stewart and Chris Evans of social care.” I look forward to … Continue reading

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Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness, Week 10

We are now at the end of Week 10 of this “in my shoes” series of guest blogs, looking at dementia from different perspectives… recovering from the Olympics, and looking forward to the Paralympics, the blog itself  is turning into a … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … The birds and the bees | Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

As I walked around Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve at the weekend, taking a few photos (as you do), I thought of people with dementia and my blog series. I believe passionately that we all feel better with a … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Andrew Cozens | Chair of Carers Trust | Freelance consultant in care and health

As we come down to earth after the amazing fortnight of the Olympics, we resume our series of  ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives.  Andrew Cozens, Chair of Carers Trust, makes a powerful analogy comparing the amazing … Continue reading

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Round up of “In my shoes” – Dementia Awareness, Week 9

We are now at the end of Week 9 of this “in my shoes” series of guest blogs, looking at dementia from different perspectives. The blog is proving to be a great opportunity for lots of shy violets and first-time-bloggers to pick … Continue reading

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