Our biggest research trial yet starts in September!

2021-06-10T09:20:25+00:00

We are always looking at ways to make sure that the courses and resources that we offer are the best they can be at supporting carers of people living with dementia.   The Empowered Conversations course has been designed to enable carers to establish and maintain good communication and relationships with those they support.  Through [...]

Our biggest research trial yet starts in September!2021-06-10T09:20:25+00:00

Moving Beyond Words – How to communicate without speech

2021-05-12T10:55:19+00:00

We are always looking at ways to further support family carers, those people living with dementia, and professional carers, and our new pilot project ‘Moving Beyond Words’ is the next training course that we will be adding to the Empowered Conversation package of resources - something we are really excited to share. Ironically, there had [...]

Moving Beyond Words – How to communicate without speech2021-05-12T10:55:19+00:00

What is Empowered Movement?

2021-03-31T11:32:56+00:00

‘I love to see the joy in their connection’ Clare Tallis Thanks to recent National Lottery funding after our move to join AgeUK Salford last November, the pilot of our new Empowered Movement programme has well and truly taken off.  The sky really is the limit as we continue in our mission to support as [...]

What is Empowered Movement?2021-03-31T11:32:56+00:00

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
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