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Toby Williamson Consultancy

A health and social care consultancy working in adult and older people's mental health, dementia, and mental capacity. I focus on promoting people's rights, citizenship, social inclusion, participation and empowerment. I have many years expertise and experience in policy, service and practice development and delivery, evaluation, social research and consultation, training, partnership working, and involving people with lived experience, practitioners, service providers, third sector and statutory organisations at both local and national levels.

Updated:
25 November 2019
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Commissioners Sector, Community organisations, Domiciliary Care, Education Sector, Health, Housing Sector, Legal, Local Authorities, Research Sector, Social Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Southwark Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

A health and social care consultancy working in adult and older people's mental health, dementia, and mental capacity. I focus on promoting people's rights, citizenship, social inclusion, participation and empowerment. I have many years expertise and experience in policy, service and practice development and delivery, evaluation, social research and consultation, training, partnership working, and involving people with lived experience, practitioners, service providers, third sector and statutory organisations at both local and national levels. 

Committed to working with people with dementia and carers in partnership with other key dementia stakeholders to bring about the outcomes in the National Dementia Declaration.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Being able to engage and influence to bring about meaningful and sustainable change.

2. Actions

  • Involvement project with Dementia UK

    Working with Dementia UK to develop the involvement of people with dementia and carers in an advisory role for the organisation.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2019 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The Lived Expereince Advisory Panel (LEAP) at Dementia UK is now in it's third year. It is a well-established group of people with dementia and family carers, co-chaired by a person with dementia and a carer. LEAP has advised Dementia UK on it's strategy and a number of it's resources, campaigns, and activities. LEAP has developed an 'Influencing Pack' for people with lived expeerince to make the case for Admiral nurses with local decision-makers, and helped develp the DAA's dementia frienndly hospital poster.

  • Different realities, truth telling and dementia

    Delivering workshops and presentations based on the 2016 Mental Health Foundation report on different realities and truth telling issues in dementia care.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Four workshops delivered to Admiral Nurses

  • Alzheimers Europe ethics and dementia working group

    A member of the working group advising on the 2017 Alzheimers Europe ethics and dementia report.

    Status:
    Completed

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    Report published

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Report in development

  • Dementia Alliance on Culture and Ethnicity (DACE)

    Working as art of the Board of Directors, supporting the work of DACE as it establishes itself as a CIC and develops a progamme of work.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Southwark Dementia Action Alliance (SDAA)

    I've been Chair of the SDAA since 2018. The membership continues to grow and it undertakes a number of awareness raising events in the borough including dementia friends' sessions, attending local festivals, and high street 'blitzes'. The SDAA has also been consulting with people with lived experience about living with dementia in Southwark.
    Status:
    Delivery
  • All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia 2019

    I assisted in writing the APPG's 2019 report on demntia as a disability.

    Status:
    Completed
  • The Dementia Manifesto

    I co-authored with Professor Julian Hughes, 'The Dementia Manifesto: Putting Values-Based Practice to Work' which was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2019. It's a textbook and guide aimed at professionals and other staff working in the field of dementia. Here's a link to a blog about the book: http://www.cambridgeblog.org/2019/04/the-dementia-manifesto-a-revolution-in-how-dementia-is-understood/
    Status:
    Completed
  • Supporting the DAA

    I've supported a number of DAA actvities and campaigns including; dementia and seldom heard groups (people in prison with dementia; the involvement of people with lived experience in dveloping the dementia friendly hospital poster; and developing rights-based evidence and good practice examples for the 'we' statements.

    Status:
    Implementation