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Your Carers Personal Budget


  This week I had a chat with Rowena and Mary at the Age UK Salford Dementia Café, both have had a recent carers assessment and asked to use their Carers Personal Budget to pay for Empowered Carers sessions.   How did you find out about Empowered Carers? Rowena: ‘After my husband’s diagnosis in 2022 [...]

Your Carers Personal Budget2024-06-19T15:50:06+00:00

We were making her situation worse!


  Tony lives with his wife Patricia, they have grown up children, and support Patricia’s mum who lives with dementia.  Their daughter encouraged them to go on the Empowered Conversations course at the end of last year. “We knew something wasn’t right with mum, but we thought we could sort it out.  I’m a doer [...]

We were making her situation worse!2024-01-16T13:38:46+00:00

What’s a death doula?


I'd heard of a doula to support people coming into the world but I'd never heard of one helping those about to leave the world!   Vic is an end of life or death doula, we had a conversation so that I could learn more about this role and how it can support families and [...]

What’s a death doula?2023-09-28T12:29:09+00:00

Empowered Carers – ‘It’s a conversation not just information!’


Empowered Carers – Unique support for employees who are caring for family members with dementia.   ‘I didn’t realise how much I needed Empowered Carers until I attended the first session.  From a business perspective, I do think it would be hugely beneficial to offer this service out to staff who are carers’ Employee at [...]

Empowered Carers – ‘It’s a conversation not just information!’2023-07-13T16:02:32+00:00

Dementia Action Week


The importance of a diagnosis and timely support Dementia Action Week 2023 is held on 15-21 May and this year, the campaign is focusing on the importance of a diagnosis, encouraging people to ‘Act on Dementia’.   Sisters Sue and Gill, alongside their Dad Roy, all cared for their Mum Hettie, who was living with [...]

Dementia Action Week2023-05-12T09:37:15+00:00

Bolton Family Carergivers improved wellbeing


Bolton Family Caregivers wellbeing improved through our ‘Empowered Carers’ service, report shows.  A new report carried out in Bolton showed that the wellbeing of Family Caregivers caring for someone with dementia can be improved with specialist one-to-one support.  Ten Carers received six sessions each from Empowered Carers, which offered emotional and practical support for those [...]

Bolton Family Carergivers improved wellbeing2023-01-23T13:38:12+00:00

Salford carers champion power of dementia knowledge this World Alzheimer’s Day


Unpaid Carers from Salford are sharing their knowledge this World Alzheimer’s Day to support other families and individuals facing a new diagnosis of dementia. This year’s theme is Know dementia, know Alzheimer's, which is at the core of what we do at Empowered Conversations. We work with unpaid Carers, professional Carers and people living with [...]

Salford carers champion power of dementia knowledge this World Alzheimer’s Day2022-09-20T09:16:02+00:00

Meet the Empowered Connectors


Empowered Conversations has launched a new programme that is set to increase support for people caring for loved ones living with dementia from their peers.    The Empowered Connectors programme invites carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our communications course or receiving one-to-one support – to share their [...]

Meet the Empowered Connectors2022-05-13T12:03:14+00:00

Local Team Launch Research on Helping Carers for People Living With Dementia


The Empowered Conversations team has secured National Institute for Health and Care Research funding to run a research trial in Greater Manchester.  Families of people living with dementia are being invited to join the trial and sign up for an Empowered Conversation Communication Course.  The course offers Carers a space to pause, reflect and re-connect [...]

Local Team Launch Research on Helping Carers for People Living With Dementia2022-04-21T15:51:10+00:00

Back in the Boats : Dementia Action Week


After a two year ‘gap’ we’re getting back in the boats for the Annual Age UK Salford Boat Race. The event will take place during Dementia Action Week on Saturday 21st May, 1 – 5pm at Helly Hanson Watersports Centre on Salford Quays.   The day includes boat races, stalls, the Salford Angels WI Cake stall, [...]

Back in the Boats : Dementia Action Week2022-04-12T16:29:35+00:00
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