Did you know that unpaid and family carers of someone with dementia can access free membership at both the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) and Alzheimer Scotland?
Membership of Alzheimer Scotland is a great way to connect with other people who are caring for someone with dementia, have your voice heard, and access important news and information. Find out more about becoming part of Alzheimer Scotland’s carer community here
Dementia Carer Voices, a project managed by the ALLIANCE, also works to promote awareness of the carer journey and provides a platform where carers can express their views and experiences of caring for a loved one with dementia and to harness the awareness raising activity undertaken by Tommy Whitelaw. As part of the project’s ‘You Can Make a Difference’ campaign, the team is currently asking people to pledge to make a difference to people living with dementia and their carers. Pledges are often simple changes, with the most common being ‘I pledge to see the person not the dementia.’ Find out more about the pledges and team here.
The ALLIANCE’s Involvement Network is free and open to people who are disabled or living with long-term conditions, and unpaid carers who want to contribute to campaigning and policy activities. Becoming a member of the Involvement Network means you are kept up to date with opportunities to get involved at a time which suits you, whilst corresponding to your skills and interest. Find out more about the Involvement Network here.
ALLIANCE Director Irene Oldfather said ‘It’s through the real life experiences of people themselves that we will bring about change in this agenda. Having been the Chair of NDCAN and Director with responsibility for Dementia Carer Voices I know first-hand how powerful the voices of people with dementia and their Carers can be. We would love you to work with us and get involved at whatever level you feel able to commit to. Every single voice counts and every single story matters.”