Dementia Carer Voices, highlights the vital role of carers, people with dementia and the importance of the carer voice.

Dementia Carer Voices, managed by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is a Scottish Government funded project to 2020 to engage with Health and Social Care professionals and students to promote a fuller understanding of the carer journey, provide 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.

The project:

  • Captures the experiences of carers across Scotland with a view to informing future policy and service provision;
  • Raises awareness of the issues around caring for someone with dementia including among health and social care professionals, students and the wider public;
  • Highlights the role of carers as experts, who should be recognised for the value that they bring to the life of their loved ones and to society as a whole; carers as people with needs; carers as people with independent lives;
  • Empowers carers by providing information based on the Charter of Rights and Carers Strategy about caring for someone with dementia.

Dementia Carer Voices engages with Health and Social Care professionals to highlight the importance of a person-centred approach to dementia care, with carers as equal partners.

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Written by: Lauren Pluss

Organisation: Carr Gomm

Published: 05/11/2019



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Published: 04/11/2019



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Written by: Gillian Clelland

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