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 workshops or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations.
Rachel Yates Hoyles, Project Manager for Empowered Carers, which is a part of Age UK Salford, said: “The Connectors will help us to spread the word about Empowered Conversations and use the power of shared experiences to help others.
“Hearing other carers’ stories, their experiences and understanding how these experiences could give them ideas to use at home too with their loved ones is so valuable and we hope many of the carers that have joined us at Empowered Conversations will get involved.”
Empowered Connectors would be asked to take part in a bi-monthly meeting with other Connectors, and as part of their ambassador role will spread the word about the work of the organisation to people, they know who may benefit from support and will also get involved in media work.