News

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

Making an Impact Together

Making an Impact Together is a new publication that was launched at Dementia Congress on 2nd November 2016. This guide is written by and with several groups which are members of the DEEP network, with the aim of helping other people with dementia in influencing and activism groups. It offers hints, tips and suggestions based on […]

Last year some groups in the DEEP network were involved in a consultation with the British Psychological Society (BPS), which was producing guidance around the role of clinical psychology in the early stages of dementia. We have produced is a very brief summary of papers published by the British Psychological Society as a DEEP guide. The […]

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 […]