Tag Archives: Putting People First

In the shoes of a Dementia Congress delegate seeking clarity …

The purpose of our “In my shoes” series, and indeed the whole Whose Shoes?® concept,  is to provide a diverse mix of viewpoints in order to encourage real conversations about things that really matter. The blog series gives people a … 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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On the buses. In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum :)

According to a report in the paper, free bus passes may end. This would be a disaster for some people I regularly meet on the bus which they rely on, not just for transport but as a social lifeline. They … 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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Are we in danger of setting one group in society against another?

Just a quick post because it is very topical… Front page of the Daily Telegraph today: “Elderly told: go back to work and downsize”. “Elderly people should be encouraged to go back to work and move into smaller homes, one … Continue reading

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It’s time to integrate Social Care, Health …. AND Housing

Well, it certainly feels as though 2012 has started with a bang! Today “David Cameron orders merging of health and social care … Integration of services will save money says prime minister” (Guardian – 5 January 2012) At the start … 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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Caring for our future – the challenge of giving EVERYONE a voice

I attended a great “Caring for our future” consultation event this week, organised by Leicestershire Link / County Council. The questions provoked some really good discussions and there were many thoughtful and constructive suggestions. I am sure the facilitators will … Continue reading

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Growing our Community – following up to make a difference!

Guest post by Philippa Codd UPDATE….  And here is the Video of “Growing our Community” Whose Shoes? event – Cherwell Care We are all still buzzing from the fantastic #Cherwell (yes, we even had a #hashtag!) service user engagement event we … 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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