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Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care and Support

Event Date:
Wednesday 19 April 2017
College of Occupational Therapists, 106 Borough High St, London SE1 1LB

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Our members are clear - we are living in challenging times, but the outlook for dementia services does not need to be pessimistic. Despite budget cuts and increasing pressures across health and social care, there is a wealth of innovative practice in England that is enabling people living with dementia to live well and independently for longer. 

Dementia Action Alliance is bringing members together to learn about these innovative practices, connect and inspire each other to take action on dementia. 

We will demonstrate that innovation does not require large amounts of funding. Rather, it requires thinking and working differently, establishing new partnerships, changing systems and processes and changing the way services are delivered.  

Further details

When: Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 10.30am - 4pm |
Refreshments & registration from 10am

Where: College of Occupational Therapists
106 Borough High Street 
London, SE1 1LB

Confirmed key speakers

John Craig - Care City

Innovation Event new banner April 2017John Craig is CEO of Care City – an NHS Innovation Test Bed site covering over 1 million people in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. 

Care City are testing a combination of new devices and software intended to help older people living with dementia; and to improve carer resilience. They are testing innovations alongside new approaches to service delivery and patient participation. 

They are an example of how multi-sector approaches are crucial to creating dementia-friendly cities. 

Find out more: https://www.carecity.london/ 
Follow Care City on Twitter: @CareCityUK

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu - Cera

Ben CeraDr Mahiben Maruthappu is a London-based doctor and Co-founder of Cera, a technology-enabled home care provider.

Described as the ‘Uber for healthcare’, Cera enables people to choose a carer to visit from a range of professional carers. Once Cera knows a person’s specific requirements, they are sent a curated shortlist of carers to choose from. Cera strives to assign people with the same carer each time, to result in better quality of care and trust.

Mahiben advised the CEO of NHS England on £100 billion of health spending, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) which benefited 3 million people in its first six months.

Find out more: https://www.joincera.com/

We are now over-subscribed.

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