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: 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.  Please feel free to use and circulate. […]

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.

Please see attached information on involvement opportunities for people living with dementia in Scotland. For further information, please speak to Paul Thomas ( 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 […]