Dementia Carer Voices – 5 Steps to Change Flyer

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 11th December 2017

Dementia Carer Voices 5 Steps to Change Flyer looking at leading change, transforming care.

Dementia Carer Voices would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has made a pledge as part of the ‘You Can Make a Difference’ campaign and we are absolutely delighted to have received nearly 17,000 pledges! 

This is a wonderful milestone to reach and would not be possible without the commitment and passion of everyone who attends our talks, reads about our campaign and pledges to make a difference to the lives of people with living with dementia and their carers.

The team have been taking the ‘You Can Make a Difference’ campaign to 650 talks to date, reaching over 100,000 staff and students throughout the UK to highlight that no matter what their role, everyone working in Health and Social Care Services has the potential to transform the lives and experiences of people with dementia and their carers, often in seemingly small ways.

You can read all the over 16,000 pledges on our pledge page and see our ‘You Can Make a Difference’ case studies.

In June 2017, Dementia Carer Voices launched its publication analysing 6,000 of the pledges we have received in the three years running the project. The key messages were around the importance of time in delivering compassionate care for health and social care staff and students.

Irene Oldfather – Director says:

” Dementia Carer Voices new leaflet describes how we can move forward to ensure that we put people at the centre by asking what matters to them, that we listen with heart to ensure that we action what they tell us and what we put rights at the centre of everything we do.
Using our 5 steps to change model we look forward to working with carers, health and social care professionals and those living with dementia to transform care.
Looking to 2018, we look forward to taking our message to communities, care homes, universities and hospital across Scotland to ensure a rights based approach to care with compassion”

Tommy Whitelaw – UK Lead says:

” We are so very lucky to be meeting health and social care professionals and students all across the country on our Make a Difference Tour and Campaign.
We hope our new 5 Steps to Change Flyer and initiative will support turning good intentions (pledges) into purposeful actions”

If you have been inspired to make a pledge, please get in touch and email us your pledge at

If you have made a pledge and want to share how you have made a difference, see our inspirational ‘What Matters to You? case studies.


Finally see our brand new 5 Steps to Change Flyer to help support turning pledges into actions.

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