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We recently introduced you to a survey by the Airport Parking Shop regarding flying with dementia. The results have been combined with not only their content but some guest features from Alzheimers UK, Vida, and Re:Cognition Health which has resulted in an article covering the importance of Dementia Friends, thoughts and feelings of those travelling […]

Experts by Experience is a term for someone who has experiences of using health or social care services. The Expert by Experience uses this experience to take part in Care Quality Commission inspections. Experts by Experience help the CQC inspector to find out about the quality of a service. A service might be anything from […]

Home Living Through Landscapes is a pioneering project to support people with dementia by transforming outdoor spaces at 30 care homes across the UK. The project is a partnership between Learning Through Landscapes, the Society for Horticultural Therapy known as Thrive, Groundwork, AgeUK and the University of Kent, and was made possible thanks to grant from the Big […]

Hello, my name is Paul I have worked in advocacy and user involvement and related jobs since I was a young man leaving art college in the 1970’s. I hope I have lots of experience to bring to the co-ordinator’s role but know that I still have lots to learn. It is such a privilege […]

Dr James McKillop has kindly shared his publication, Driving and Dementia – My Experiences. You can view the document by clicking on the link below and paper copies can be ordered from the Life Changes Trust. http://www.lifechangestrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/Driving%20with%20Dementia%20website.pdf

News from Paul Thomas, DEEP Co-ordinator Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland DEEP has been approached by the office of Tim Madgwick, Acting Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police, to begin an Engagement and Involvement project based on meeting with people living with Dementia and on hearing their views, so that awareness of Dementia amongst […]

AGE UK recently launched a case-study report ‘Age-friendly banking – what it is and how to do it’, a practical guide to many of the issues concerning financial services and products. Click here for a useful PDF infographic or you can find a full copy of the report on the AGE UK website.

Rachel Niblock

We are very happy to welcome Rachel Niblock to the team supporting the DEEP network. Rachel has just started work as DEEP co-ordinator for Wales and the South of England. A message from Rachel: “I’m so excited to be starting work on 6 April 2016 as DEEP Co-ordinator for Wales and South of England (south seems […]

For people with a group that is part of the DEEP network, there can come a time when they want to move away from being an active campaigner or influencer. In a new DEEP guide groups form the DEEP network share some of the adjustments they have made within their group to accommodate people’s changing needs. […]

DEEP has published a new guide on involving people with dementia as members of steering or advisory groups. People with dementia are often invited to be a member of more formal steering/advisory groups, alongside professionals and service practitioners. This provides easy access to the views of people with dementia. Most importantly, it also means that […]