Tag Archives: Social work

In the shoes of … Ela Farrell | Specialist in photographic history, social care commissioner & technical writer

It is amazing how a single tweet can capture your imagination… and that is exactly what happened here. I invited Ela to tell us more. Thank you Ela for providing yet another wonderful guest post for this “in my shoes” … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Katy, an ex-carer (as observed by her close friend)…

On Day 33 of our “in my shoes” series, looking at dementia from different perspectives, we have a very powerful story, looking at what happened to a dedicated carer… when her parents died and her caring role was no longer … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Tommy Whitelaw | Son, Carer, Dementia Awareness Campaigner

Well I certainly am coming across some amazing people through this rather intensive blogging experience. I originally set out to post a different “in my shoes” story every day during Dementia Awareness Week, but I have had such a great … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Dorothy Hall, navigating care in unhelpful circumstances!

Three weeks ago, on Day 9 of this “walk in my shoes” series looking at dementia care from different persectives, my friend and colleague Dorothy Hall gave a moving account of caring for her late Mum-in-law in Belgium. This proved to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…a social work student | Passionate about personalisation for everyone

Today we have a brand new perspective. A woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was sneered at by professionals when she was “just” a support worker. So she decided to qualify as a social worker!  For Day 20  of our series … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? EXTREME – the story from all perspectives!

A bit of fun for the Bank Holiday weekend. Have you seen this brilliant video by the Guardian? Three little pigs… “The whole picture” Our Whose Shoes? workshops look at issues around personalisation in social care and health from different … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…Angie Carter | Assistive Technology specialist

I first met Angie Carter when she gave a presentation at the Later Life conference in London in 2011. I was impressed by her outcomes-focused, person-centred approach towards the use of assistive technology. For Day 12  of our series of ‘walk … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Dorothy Hall | Independent Social Worker, Carer and Whose Shoes? guru!

Dorothy Hall facilitating a Whose Shoes? session Caring is often tough, but all the more so when you are caring for someone … in another country. For Day 9  of our series of ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… “Ermintrude2” | Social Worker | Mental Health team

For Day 8  of our series of ‘walk in my shoes’ blogposts, looking at dementia from different perspectives, I am delighted to introduce the perspective of a dedicated social worker. “Ermintrude2” is well known to the Twitter world and a much … Continue reading

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Co-production – and meeting inspiring people!

It has been a fortnight of coproduction and brain-friendly approaches! Several things I could have written blogposts about, but as always a struggle to find the time. So here’s a little round up of a few thoughts and highlights. I … Continue reading

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