Friday, 13 October 2017
Celebrating Excellence In Care in Plymouth
|Photos from smiles on the tiles|
I remain so grateful for all the Elders I have sat with in therapy who have told me how it feels to live with Dementia.
The work is for them.
Plymouth Quality and Assurance Improvement team.
The awards ready to be shared.
And the amazing winners.
Thank you to the commissioners who Celebrate Care
SO proud to facilitate for Plymouth.
I was delighted to be on the decision making panel for the awards but the amazing QAIT team surprised me with an award for my passion and the care training models I have developed.
Thursday, 12 October 2017
Thrilled to receive an award from
Plymouth Quality Assurance and Improvement Team
for my passion for
Dementia Quality Mark work in the city.
We have been working hard to explore why Plymouth domiciliary care workers are so amazing and so I asked them about the values they hold in doing their care work with People with Dementia.
Please see a summary of this below of values shared by a group of workers on a day I was helping facilitate with the amazing Plymouth commissioning team.
Do what you love !
Friday, 18 November 2016
An old piece of work just found... on SDCC website link below-
- always happy to work with this amazing school
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Womens fundraising workshop for CHIL-
Celebrate Your Heartbeat-
light your fire!
With Lorna Coulson and the Firewomen
Come and light the fire in your belly and explore...
Who you truly are and Who you want to be...
“As women we give out so much of the time. This is a workshop designed for women who give and who would like space for themselves to replenish their internal storehouse. We welcome women who would like to reconnect with themselves and their roots with music, creativity, laughter and maybe a few tears...”
Saturday Nov 19th 2016
Lorna and The Firewomen work with drumming and creativity and have been honoured with some inspirational ways of working from a Canadian First Nations Elder. The team are all experienced in womens work. The leaders are HCPC registered and Lorna who has designed the workshop has been nationally recognised for her womens groupwork.
This is a small workshop. We are only offering up to 8-10 places and will offer a follow-up if the group wish.
The venue is a house fairly central in Plymouth and will be given on booking. Tea and coffee will be provided and please bring finger food to share for lunch to go with the Veggie soup we are making.
We are asking for a minimum donation of £40 which will all go to CHIL.
to book contact Becky at CHIL or
CHIL (Community Health In Lipson) - work with people to help them where they are.
They work locally in Plymouth empowering people in the community find richer lives in the face of mental health and other challenges they may live with.
We are giving our time for free, honouring the women who are running CHIL and all proceeds will go to help keep CHIL doing the amazing work they do so well.
Friday, 8 July 2016
|Speakers at Caring for Dementia Conference Devon|
Incredible time at conference with workers from CQC, Purple Angels, Southern Shore Care and singer Anne Marie Waite. Made so many new friends.
I was honoured to speak at this conference on my Model of person centred care approach and Dementia Detectives Care model.
I also ran a drum workshop on using the drums for wellbeing and the attendees raised the roof and even wrote a song with me celebrating the day set aside to work towards even better support for people living with Dementia.
I joined the Purple Angels as I met their founder Norm McNamara.....