Monthly Archives: November 2014

Carers Rights Day: Know Your Rights

Today, 28th November, marks Carers Rights Day. There are currently an estimated 650,000 unpaid carers in Scotland, which is 1 in 8 Scots, all of whom have undertaken what can be an incredibly demanding role. Often, people are not aware of

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The Retreat York make their pledge!

A Big thank you to Chris Fry Learning & Development Manager and Peter Gorbert Communications and Engagement Officer at The Retreat York for the kind invite to speak this week. We have heard many great things about the work being done there from friends Kim Pennock and Vanessa Garrity who also played

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Next Stop Stevenage: Lister Nursing Students Pledge to Make a Difference

The Make a Difference campaign made it’s way to Lister Hospital in Stevenage last week when our very own Tommy Whitelaw was invited back to speak at the Student conference at Lister Hospital. The team would like to say a massive

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You Can Make a Difference Film!

The Dementia Carer Voices team are delighted to be able to share a preview of the upcoming ‘Make a Difference’ Film being made with NHS Ayrshire and Arran and the University of the West of Scotland. The film will follow

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University of Glasgow – School of Nursing

With Great thanks to Jane Joy Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University School of Nursing for inviting Dementia Carer Voices to speak to the Nursing Students this week. Tommy has had the great honour of speaking at the University a few times

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Pledges of the week

Here are some wonderful pledges that have been send to us this week.  Massive thanks to everyone who is continuing to get in touch with the team to add their pledge to our pledge wall. You can to by emailing

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Burton Hospital NHS Trust Dementia Strategy Launch

  Team Dementia Carer Voices were very honoured to be invited to speak at the Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dementia Strategy and Forget Me Not Care Bundle Launch on Friday 7th of November. We had the great privilege of speaking

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