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Leeds ACTS! Dementia Workshop Contributors Deadline 19 Oct

Added: 12/10/2020

Leeds ACTS!

Leeds ACTS! (Academic Collaboration with the Third Sector) is hosting a series of online workshops on Dementia during the last two weeks of November.

It is a unique opportunity for academics from Leeds Beckett, Leeds Trinity and the University of Leeds to come together with third sector representatives to discuss challenges in dementia care and to seek opportunities for collaboration.

 The workshops:

We are looking for academics and third sector representatives happy to talk or run a workshop style session on the following themes. The workshops do not need to be predicated on existing projects or findings, and might simply propose new areas of interest, topical discussions or draw attention to areas of need. We encourage speakers with experience in related topics, but who may not have worked with people with dementia or frailty before (e.g. with knowledge of employment law that may be applied to this group) Examples of topics that people may speak about are provided, but are not exhaustive:

  • Dementia and Frailty: Supporting people with Innovative Housing and Environments
    • Examples – development of dementia friendly communities or planning (geography), interventions within the home (innovative technology)
  • Supporting people with Dementia and Frailty with physical activity and creative interventions in the community
    • Examples – interventions that have changes models of delivery in light of COVID, arts based interventions (theatre)
  • Recognising the unheard voices of people with dementia and frailty: providing support and advocacy
    • Examples –  supporting people of working age at work, legal issues, interventions targeted at BAME groups (how these services may have changed in light of COVID.

For more information:

 The themed workshops will take place online in the last 2 weeks in November. The aim of the workshops is to raise discussion topics and encourage novel collaborations between the universities and local third sector organisations.

 If you are interested in hosting a session or attending a presentation please get in touch before 19th October 2020 with Dr Sarah Jane Smith

Leeds ACTS!

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