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Escape to the Disco: A chat with our resident DJ – Ged Reek!

2021-03-03T10:28:17+00:00

Families have been transforming their living rooms into dance floors every week with DJ Ged’s virtual ‘Escape to The Disco’ sessions, which we started back April 2020 in response to Covid and to help keep loved ones connected during lockdown.  Care home residents and their relatives are able to tune into the hour-long Zoom calls to [...]

Escape to the Disco: A chat with our resident DJ – Ged Reek!2021-03-03T10:28:17+00:00

A Virtual Dance Floor

2021-02-12T17:28:48+00:00

Families are connecting virtually on the dancefloor with our ‘Escape to the Disco’ sessions Grab your handbags, put on your dancing shoes and meet us on the dancefloor for our ‘Escape to the Disco’ sessions.  In our eyes, anywhere can be a dancefloor, whether that is your living room or kitchen or the care home [...]

A Virtual Dance Floor2021-02-12T17:28:48+00:00

Empowered Conversations hosts: A Conversation with ….

2021-02-12T17:13:37+00:00

Empowered Conversations brings you interactive talks from those affected by dementia and from practitioners, researchers and people with lived experience.   It is more important than ever that practitioners, academics and people with lived experience feel supported and informed to enable people living with dementia to continue to live the life they want for longer. [...]

Empowered Conversations hosts: A Conversation with ….2021-02-12T17:13:37+00:00

Salford Ice cream man makes special stops to surprise carers

2020-07-14T15:52:45+00:00

A generous Salford ice cream man made some extra stops on his round to surprise people living with dementia and carers and treat them to a cone. Peter Schiavo, whose 84-year-old dad, also called Peter, is living with dementia, is well known for running Vincents ice cream van – which has been in the family [...]

Salford Ice cream man makes special stops to surprise carers2020-07-14T15:52:45+00:00

My socks are well and truly blown off…

2020-06-26T10:45:11+00:00

Many people and organisations have stepped up and challenged themselves to diversify their approaches to better support people affected by dementia, Age UK Salford to name but one! I hope you’ll indulge me for turning some attention and praise towards the Empowered team.  This group of wonderful people have collectively and individually broadened their horizons [...]

My socks are well and truly blown off…2020-06-26T10:45:11+00:00

Escape to the Summer: Carers Week (8th – 14th June)

2020-06-05T13:45:42+00:00

Carers Week is an annual drive to raise awareness of the challenges carers face every day, we know these have been exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic with many carers and people living with dementia feeling forgotten by society.  Alongside Age UK Salford, we are working to make sure Carers and people living with dementia get as many opportunities [...]

Escape to the Summer: Carers Week (8th – 14th June)2020-06-05T13:45:42+00:00

Salford dementia services join forces

2020-05-14T14:29:06+00:00

Salford dementia services join forces to increase online support during lockdown! More people than ever are being supported by Salford dementia services during the COVID19 health crisis – thanks to new online sessions – from virtual meet ups to quizzes, sofa sing-a-longs and a disco. Our Dementia Support Services team have joined forces with Empowered [...]

Salford dementia services join forces2020-05-14T14:29:06+00:00

Top tips on working well from home during COVID19 lockdown

2020-04-23T16:33:24+00:00

We have all be put into a situation that we have not planned for that has turned our routines upside down, many juggling working from home with caring for children, or parents or a partner with dementia.  Here Rachel, from the Empowered Conversations team, who is very much used to using Zoom in her role [...]

Top tips on working well from home during COVID19 lockdown2020-04-23T16:33:24+00:00

Our guidance on how to deal with bereavement and grief

2020-04-23T16:25:25+00:00

During these challenging and changing times due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing fear of the unknown and a tragic loss of life, under very difficult circumstances. For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. [...]

Our guidance on how to deal with bereavement and grief2020-04-23T16:25:25+00:00

Our Response to Coronavirus

2020-04-02T13:24:17+00:00

Coronavirus brings about new sessions to support carers and people with dementia in Salford. The Empowered Conversations team have set up weekly video chats and singing sessions for people with dementia and carers in Salford. Living with dementia can bring challenges for an individual and for carers, so being forced to stay at home for [...]

Our Response to Coronavirus2020-04-02T13:24:17+00:00
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