New publication – Rights and the Carer Voice
The Alliance’s Dementia Carer Voices programme new publication, Rights and the Carer Voice, showcases the voices of some
14,000 health and social care staff members and students and the pledges received as part of their ‘You Can Make a Difference’ campaign.
The campaign has involved an extensive outreach programme of over 600 talks delivered to health and social care professionals and students throughout the country, to engage with people at every stage of their career.
Dementia Carer Voices aims to promote a fuller understanding of the carer journey and provide a platform where carers can express their views and experiences caring for a someone with dementia. It is managed by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The Alliance). It seeks to:
• Capture the experiences of carers across Scotland with a view to informing future policy and service provision;
• Raise awareness of the issues around caring for someone with dementia including among health and social care professionals, students and the wider public;
• Highlight the role of carers as experts, who should be recognised for the value that they bring to the life of their loved ones and to society as a whole: and
• Empower carers by providing information based on the Charter of Rights and Carers Strategy about caring for someone with dementia.