Welcome to Life Story Network CIC
We are a registered Community Interest Company with social objectives, set up for the benefit of communities and the people who live in them.
We are here to help develop, deliver and promote improvements to the quality of care and support received by those who may be marganilised through ill-health, or social circumstance, by working closely with care providers, carers, housing associations, transport providers, schools and advocacy groups. It is about restoring and recognising the very things which make a real difference to us all as unique individuals, relationships.
Excellent care and support is based on building relationships. This involves recognising the uniqueness of the person and their life experiences, which influence not only who they are and how they behave, but also their hopes and wishes for the future. Life story work and narrative practices enable us to see people as individuals in the context of their relationships with others, thus preserving their unique identity and enabling their rights to be respected.
Beyond the Front Door Project – New Report
LSN was commissioned by the Department of Health, as part of their programme to improve post-diagnostic support, to find out what ‘home’ means to older people and people with memory loss in relation to their sense of identity. This is particularly pertinent to the many people with dementia who find themselves stuck in hospital waiting for social care or other resources to be available. Often these will be residential care places and – if the individual was admitted in a crisis – they may never see their home again.
The outcomes of the project have been fascinating.
Excellent New Book! ‘Life Story Work with People with Dementia
Introducing life story work, a way for people with dementia to connect with their relatives, carers and the professionals working with them.
New website for tide – together in dementia everyday
You can now sign up to tide at www.tide.uk.net Please visit our new website by clicking on the link above.