Tag: Rights/Advocacy/Empowerment


Balhousie residents have their say with launch of charter

Posted on April 4th, by geoff in CT Extra. Comments Off on Balhousie residents have their say with launch of charter

Caring Times, April 2017

In a first-of-its-kind move in the care home sector, Balhousie Care Group has launched a participation charter that commits to residents getting a bigger say than ever in the care they receive.

The Balhousie Participation Charter, which was launched last week to Balhousie’s 24 care home managers, states that residents must be part of events in the homes, be able to speak out about their care, be involved in writing care home policies, and have a say in recruiting staff. The charter is a culmination of Balhousie’s company-wide drive towards personalisation of care and increased participation across the group’s care homes, an initiative it calls ‘Together We’re Great’.

The charter was created by Balhousie residents and staff and inspired by National Involvement Network (NIN) and the Association for Real Change (ARC) Scotland. In a NIN report published last year, … Read More »


2017 and beyond: my hopes and fears

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Philly Hare holds out the prospect of scary but exciting times ahead as she takes stock from her new vantage point at Innovations in Dementia

Vol 25 No 2 Page 16


Talking mats: a model of communication training

Posted on September 19th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Talking Mats provides a model of communication training for teams working with people with dementia in interim care and long-stay hospital settings. Joan Murphy, Jean Alexander and Ann McLinton explain how it works and why it is a valuable tool.

Vol 24 No 5 Page 22


Reaching out effectively to Gypsies and Travellers

Posted on September 19th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

In the second article of their series on dementia among Traveller communities, Mary Tilki and colleagues look at how service commissioners and providers can reach out effectively

Vol 24 No 5 Page 12


Campaign for carers to stay in hospital

Posted on July 25th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

John’s Campaign argues that carers should have the right to stay overnight in hospital if their loved ones have dementia. Phil Harper explains how it was implemented in Hampshire

Vol 24 No 4 Page 14


Dementia among Gypsies and Travellers

Posted on July 25th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

In the first of two articles looking at the impact of dementia on Gypsies and Travellers, Mary Tilki and colleagues explore the challenge for services

Vol 24 No 4 Page 12


James McKillop: dementia ambassador to Japan

Posted on May 23rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Arriving in Tokyo James McKillop had nothing to declare except the right of people to live well with dementia. Mayumi Hayashi describes a journey to Japan with a message of hope

Vol 24 No 3 Pages 12-13


Dementia through the eyes of women

Posted on March 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Dementia affects women disproportionately, but what do we really know about women’s experiences of living or working with the condition? In the second of our four-part series on the Dementia Without Walls programme, Nada Savitch and Emily Abbott look at dementia through women’s eyes

Vol 24 No 2 Page 32


Decision making and dementia – a service user perspective

Posted on March 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

The Mental Capacity Act can have a major impact on people with dementia and their carers, but how much do they know about it? Sam Cox discusses the findings of two surveys

Vol 24 No 2 Page 21


Editorial Comment

Posted on March 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

By Mark Ivory

Vol 24 No 2 Page 5



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