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The benefits of spending time outside – webinar

The benefits of spending time outside – webinar

The webinar, available on the Life Change Trust website, looks at the findings of an evaluation of six Get Outdoors projects.  The evaluation, by Outside the Box, looks in detail at the six different projects, what kind of activities they undertook, and the impact the...

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Wellbeing and social prescribing with Dr Radha Modgil

Wellbeing and social prescribing with Dr Radha Modgil

In the first of a three part blog, which can be found on the National Academy for Social Prescribing website, Dr Radha Modgil reflects on the power of connectivity. Dr Radha writes about connectivity often being the first step on the journey to improving wellbeing and...

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Community Covid Vulnerable and Shielding Research Survey

Community Covid Vulnerable and Shielding Research Survey

The Community COVID Research Project is keen to hear from professionals, such as link workers or other key workers who interact with vulnerable and shielding members of the community to find out how they are experiencing COVID, and what the best ways are to share...

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Pre-memory assessment support project – get involved

Pre-memory assessment support project – get involved

DCAN are working with NHS England to improve the pre memory assessment process. We are working to understand what is important people who are waiting for a memory assessment for themselves, their families, partner or friends through online focus groups and surveys. We...

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The Personal Checklist from Young Dementia UK

The Personal Checklist from Young Dementia UK

Over 42,000 people are living with young onset dementia in the UK.  Dementia may be overlooked in younger people as symptoms are sometimes confused with those of other conditions such as depression, menopause and stress. The Personal Checklist was created to help...

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Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes

Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes

This document explains what the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) programme is, how to make it work in the best way possible for people living in care homes and the people who care for them, and what everyone involved can expect from it. The guide hopes to reassure...

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The Social Care Inquiry

The Social Care Inquiry

The Social Care Future Inquiry group are leading a inquiry into social care and want you to be involved. There are lots of ways to feed in and share what you think!

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Banking challenges

Banking challenges

Visits to the bank, telephone banking and online banking all provide their own challenges.  The feedback received about the banking difficulties that people affected by dementia experience was put to a vote, and the ones with the most votes will be investigated...

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The Care Quality Commission care survey

The Care Quality Commission care survey

The Care Quality Commission is keen to hear from people aged 55 and over in connection with their experiences of care services. Research undertaken by the Care Quality Commission shows that people in this age group: are most likely to believe giving feedback on care...

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Tell us your experience of pre-diagnosis

Tell us your experience of pre-diagnosis

Our new survey seeks to understand what matters to people whilst awaiting a possible dementia diagnosis. With waiting times growing longer after Covid-19, it's never been more important to understand how support can be improved for people pre-diagnosis. Our project...

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