Welcome to Life Story Network
So, what's it all about............
We are here to help 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, schools and advocacy groups.
What we do isn’t Reminiscence, it also isn’t Memory Box, but it is Life Story Work and it is so, so much more. 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 enables 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.
Our programmes look to educate, empower and enable in order to encourage and embrace relationships built on empathy.
It’s what we at Life Story Network call our 6e’s™, it’s why we do what we do and it’s what we know matters!
We’re supporting The Kings Fund Event – Leading Change in Dementia Diagnosis and Support
Context With the National Dementia Strategy for England ending in March 2014 and the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia due
Using the Building Blocks of Joined Up Care
Debbie Sorkin reports on how projects across the country bring together commissioners, providers, patients and service users to lead and
Using NICE quality standards to improve practice: A resource for managers of care homes for older people
NICE has published a new resource that outlines how quality standards fit with other improvement initiatives and suggests ways you