Dementia carers invited to join the new Tide network
A network of carers of people living with dementia is looking for Calderdale carers to get involved.
Tide – together in dementia every day – is the UK wide involvement network for carers and former carers of people living with dementia.
It’s aim is to improve their experiences as unpaid carers as well as the services available to those they care for carers and health and care professionals who are working together to build a better future for carers of people living with dementia.
Tide say: “We believe that by working closely with carers and former carers, we can help them understand that, as experts, their voice matters, and can be used to bring about real change. That’s why we’re here, uniting carers and former carers across the country to use their experience and knowledge to help themselves and others.”
There is the opportunity for carers to take part in a development programme, learning the skills to help you use your caring experience constructively, to influence change and empower yourself and others.
Carers, also known as experts by experience, can also feedback into research, help influence policy and legislation and be part of a social network of other carers to get support for yourself.