tide – ‘together in dementia everyday’

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If you are a family carer or organisation wishing to register your interest in being part of the new involvement network, please let us know using the very short form.

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Individuals wishing to sign-up to tide please use the short form, which can be found here.

Organisations wishing to sign-up to tide please use the short form, which can be found here.

 

To support Carers of People with Dementia by way of a donation, please visit our secure tide Donation page here.

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‘A carer is somebody who provides support or who looks after a family member, partner of friend who needs help because of their age, physical or mental illness, or disability. This would not usually include someone paid or employed to carry out that role, or someone who is a volunteer’

                                                                                                                                                                     Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020

tide, ‘together in dementia everyday’, is an involvement network that recognises family carers of people with dementia are experts by experience, experts that can play a significant role in supporting other carers, influencing policy and shaping improved responsive local commissioned services. The network, which follows on from the excellent legacy of the DAA Carers Call to Action, will provide a development programme which has been designed by carers to pass on the necessary skills and confidence to other carers finding themselves in a similar situation, so they too can influence and represent their peers.

With this in mind, the Vision, Mission and Values of tide are as follow:

Our Vision

“To be the voice, friend and future of all dementia carers”

Which we will achieve through:

Our Mission

To Provide: carers with the tools & support to help themselves & others

To Challenge: perceptions of carers in society

To Campaign: for better dementia carer support

To Influence: Government, legislation and policy

To Speak: on behalf of people who can’t speak out for themselves

To Educate: people, organisations and society on the importance of dementia carers

To Connect: family carers of people with dementia with other carers of people with dementia – a truly unique support network

Whilst showcasing:

Our Values

Courage, Accessibility, Resilience and Empathy

 

Those members of tide, who wish to play an active part, will be invited to take part in a development programme that will increase their confidence and support other family carers, use their new skills to influence policy, services, commissioning and research.

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Individuals wishing to sign-up to tide please use the short form, which can be found here.

Organisations wishing to sign-up to tide please use the short form, which can be found here.

To support Carers of People with Dementia by way of a donation, please visit our secure tide Donation page here.

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Supporting the launch of the new network, Prof. Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia in England and Norman Lamb MP, Former Minister of State for Care Services said:

I’m pleased to announce today that, with the help of the Department of Health with some start-up funds, a new involvement network of family carers is to be formed to build on the good work of the Carers Call 2 Action and which will ensure the voices of family carers are heard. The network will be hosted by the Life Story Network which is doing a lot of work with family carers”.

Prof. Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director

for Dementia in England

I am also pleased to announce today that the Department of Health will be providing funding to develop an ongoing network to support the needs and rights of family carers of people with dementia.  I wish you well in this important work.”

Statement of support from Norman Lamb MP,

Former Minister of State for Care Services