In our latest guest blog, Veronica Hawking from the Alzheimer’s Society, a key leader in the Dementia United (DU) development team, shares her review of the recent national Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) meeting at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust at which DU was asked to present and participate.
In addition to the regular locality updates, here is programme update from the team.
Since April 2016, the Dementia United team have been working hard following the Greater Manchester (GM) Joint Commissioning Board (JCB) in April 2016.
At the meeting, the concept of Dementia United was presented with an accompanying idea of social investment to support extended implementation of the key worker model pledge. Whilst it was evident that there was support in principle for the wider Dementia United Transformation programmes, it ...Read more...
Thought provoking blog from Kayleigh Price, Project Manager at Haelo (Dementia United’s host organisation) sharing her reaction to BBC documentary: Chris’s Story.
Recently I watched a programme that completely transformed my understanding of a disease that most of us will be affected by, in some form or another, during our lives. It is a disease I thought I had a fairly good understanding of, and I was shocked by how little I really understood.
Given this post is on the dementia ...Read more...
Anthony Hassall, Chief Accountable Officer at NHS Salford CCG crystallises the essence of the spirit of salford.
With Dementia Awareness Week upon us, I was thrilled to join many of our valued members of our Dementia Champions Group at the Lighthouse in Salford on Monday this week to celebrate with them the insight and wisdom they bring to our commissioning work on dementia: Embracing the dementia challenge in Salford.Read more...
Our latest guest blog is the third of four from our Haelo Intern, Sarah Alvi. The third blog post explores the work Sarah has been undertaking since joining Haelo.
Following my previous blog post about what my experience of Haelo has been so far I thought it might be interesting to hear about what I have been doing on the ‘dementia project’ since joining Haelo.
So… what is the ‘dementia project’? The ‘Dementia Project’, or as it’s officially known, ‘Dementia United’ is a new ...Read more...
Collective Community Action – the tacit force enriching lives of people living with dementia.
In support of Dementia Awareness Week, Dementia united lead and Haelo’s Chief Executive, Professor Maxine Power blogs about the value of community spirit.
Brenda, lived through world wars, challenging times, poverty, and loss, yet despite this, her outlook on life was one of relentless optimism. Her lifelong partner Joe, and father to four children, passed away 22 years earlier when she was 68, which meant that Brenda, like ...Read more...
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Keep up to date with the latest news straight from Dementia United HQ. Alongside the latest video blogs from Dementia United lead Prof Maxine Power, our newsletters drop direct to you inbox bringing you all the latest updates.
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You can catch with the previous editions of the DU newsletter. The first newsletter was issued in February ...Read more...
Appetite is continuing to build as work progresses with Dementia United. This month, Programme Manager, Stuart Clough, gives us the low down from the latest locality meeting where leads from across Greater Manchester met to unite against dementia.
“Our third, and most recent locality meeting took place at Wrightington Hospital, Wigan on the 24th March 2016.
“The Dementia Leads from each locality began the meeting discussing their progress to date on plans to embed the aims of Dementia United within their local ...Read more...
Answering your questions about Dementia United.
A ‘soft launch’ of the Dementia United transformation programme took place on 13 November 2015 at Haelo Hosts ’15 conference. We were joined at the event by a wide range of stakeholders and many had questions for the speakers at the event that we didn’t have time to answer on the day.
To make sure we keep you in the loop, we’ve rallied a host of professionals leading the development to answer your questions.
We’ve been answering ...Read more...