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THIRD SCOTTISH GATHERING – EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 14th JUNE 2017 More than 60 people from the DEEP network and other interested groups met together on 14th June 2017 at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. Following our Gatherings in Hawick and Inverness, this was the third event of the year funded directly by The Life Changes […]

The Dementia Policy Think Tank has been working hard over the past few months to co-produce a report on human rights of people with dementia. Many DEEP groups have helped with examples and quotes. The paper has now been submitted to the United Nations Committee, and Keith Oliver will be presenting to them on behalf […]

You might know that this year the UK government will be taken to task by the UN over the way in which it is implementing the Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities. Together with Alzheimers Society, DEEP will be submitting what is known as a shadow report – which presents the experiences of people […]

Two grants are now available via DEEP for groups and projects involving people with dementia – the DEEP Inluencing Grant and DEEP Working Together Grant. The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 June 2017. You can read more about the 2 grants available here: DEEP grants information – England, Wales, NI You can download the […]

Two grants are now available via DEEP for groups and projects involving people with dementia – the DEEP Inluencing Grant and DEEP Working Together Grant. The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 June 2017. You can read more about the 2 grants available here: DEEP grants information – Scotland PDF You can download the application […]

March 2017 saw DEEP’s first Scottish Gatherings in Hawick and Inverness. General discussions included: Stigma Support Diagnosis Driving and getting about Self-management Connecting and Technology Carers Several themes were chosen for wider and lively discussion.  You can read the full report here:  http://dementiavoices.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Scottish-Gatherings-March-2017.pdf Preparations are underway for the Summer Gathering at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre […]

Audit checklists – inside and outside public spaces A need was identified for public space audit checklists at a DEEP event last year.  The checklists were produced in collaboration with Professor Mary Marshall and tested and refined by DEEP groups SURF, Educate and East Kent Forget me Nots. These checklists are now available – please […]

As well as all the work highlighted in the ‘Wales Dementia Strategy: a starter for ten’ blog, Alzheimer’s Society in Wales have been working in collaboration with DEEP to ensure people affected by dementia have a voice in the development of the Wales Dementia Strategy. To read more about the collaboration, click: Welsh Dementia Strategy […]

As part of the Impact of Dementia Activism project, Dementia Diaries has produced a film where people from different groups in the DEEP network talk about their work. http://www.dementiawithoutwalls.org.uk/thinking-differently-about-dementia/engagement/

Please see attached information on involvement opportunities for people living with dementia in Scotland. For further information, please speak to Paul Thomas (paul@myid.org.uk) deep-scottish-update-oct-2016