Member & Communications Support – Dementia Community

Further to joining the Advisory Group for JDC/Dementia Publishing, I’ve become a member of Dementia Community – the new name for the organisation that publishes the Journal of Dementia Care, produces the UK Dementia Congress and provides the National Dementia Care Awards. You can find out more about Dementia Community and join (for just £1!)

Learning Disability and Dementia Webinar for Dementia Community

Today I’ve co-delivered a webinar for Dementia Community (the organisation behind the Journal of Dementia Care and the UK Dementia Congress) with Rosie, a lady living with a learning disability and dementia who is employed by MacIntyre, and Nicola Payne, MacIntyre’s Best Practice Manager for Health and Families. It was a content-rich hour that gave

Associate Trainer role with 3SpiritUK

I’ve expanded my training portfolio by becoming an Associate Trainer for 3Spirit UK Training and Consultancy. 3Spirit are a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence and they hold the Social Enterprise Mark. I have worked with 3Spirit previously, collaborating on a free equal opportunities infographic and reviewing their dementia apprenticeships. I am initially delivering 3Spirit’s Tier

Presenting at the 3rd Sector Care Awards

It’s been an honour to be involved with the 3rd Sector Care Awards today as part of my long-standing relationship with the team at Care Choices (see my author page) and Care Management Matters. The ceremony was held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and I presented the Dementia Care Award with a pre-recorded video speech.

A year on from MacIntyre’s Dementia Project

Having immensely enjoyed working with MacIntyre as their external consultant for their 3-year ‘Dementia Project’, I am delighted to see their one-year-on report published. ‘Improving Dementia Support for People With a Learning Disability’ charts the award-winning Department of Health and Social Care funded ‘Dementia Project’, and explains how it successfully raised awareness of learning disability and

Changed behaviour booklets published by MacIntyre

As the external consultant for MacIntyre’s Dementia Project, I wrote 11 Changed Behaviour booklets, some of which have now been made available on their website. The booklets support the Changed Behaviour eBook that I wrote as part of MacIntyre’s Wellbeing for Life Toolkit. The booklets look at different ‘behaviours’ as they may be described (words like ‘aggression’

Roundtables Best Practice Guide

Today one of my consultancy clients, MacIntyre, have published a guide to running roundtable training days with staff that they co-produced with me. You can read the guide here: The roundtable format was originally developed by MacIntyre’s Dementia Project team, in conjunction with me, as a way of bringing staff together in regional locations,

Interview with MacIntyre about the Wellbeing for Life Toolkit

As part of their series of dementia-related content to support UK Dementia Action Week 2018, one of my consultancy clients, MacIntyre, have interviewed me about my work on their groundbreaking Wellbeing for Life toolkit. You can read the interview here: In the interview I talk about how I wrote content, and reviewed the entire Wellbeing

Learning Disabilities and Dementia Webinar for the DAA

Following today’s webinar for the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) presented by Sarah Ormston, MacIntyre’s Specialist Health Advisor and Dementia Project Manager and myself, the slides (without audio) are now available on the DAA website for anyone who wasn’t able to join the webinar live. You can find the slides here. Entitled ‘Learning Disabilities and Dementia

Interview with the DAA about Learning Disabilities and Dementia

I’m pleased to have been interviewed by the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) talking all about learning disabilities and dementia, including my work with MacIntyre and the DAA ‘From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard’ Campaign. You can read the interview here: Thank you to the team at DAA for their support, and colleagues at