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Dementia Carer Voices has received 15,000 pledges!

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 26th September 2017

Dementia Carer Voices celebrates receiving 15,000 personal pledges to make a difference from health and social care staff and students.

The Dementia Carer Voices team 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 15,000 pledges! It’s great that this coincides with World Alzheimer’s Month.

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 85,000 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 15,000 pledges on our master pledge page and see our ‘You Can Make a Difference’ case studies.

In June, 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.

If you have been inspired to make a pledge , please get in touch and email us your pledge at dementiacarervoices@alliance-scotland.org.uk. If you have made a pledge and want to share how you have made a difference and put a pledge do get in touch. Get inspiration on our ‘What Matters to You?’ case studies.

The campaign continues into 2017 and beyond – this autumn we will be visiting all universities offering nursing courses to share our important message.

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