"Life to Live Event -Mental Health Service for Older People"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health (inpatient) NG3 6AA
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The Life to Live Involvement event was all about awareness raising and talking to patients and carers to let people know about services and to tell us what was good about them and what they would like to see improve.
PALS (Patient, Advice & Liaison service) & Involvement shared a stall and spoke to people about the different ways to leave feedback making sure everyone had an opportunity to have their say at the event.
Staff from the Trust and partner organisation were also present including our own Working Age Dementia Service, The Alzheimer's Society & Jigsaw who offer Befriending and Mentoring for isolated older people.
Andrea Ward-General Manager of Mental Health Service for Older People was there to meet and talk with people. She sums up the event:
''Helping people with dementia to engage and comment on services is very complex and we need to use a range of ways to do this. People with dementia often live in 'the now' rather than what happened last week or yesterday. this event was a great way of supporting the people who use our services and their carers to give us 'real time' feedback and to find out what we can do to support them. Staff have really engaged with the event and for everyone involved there were lots of things to discuss, look at and learn.''
Lisa Murtagh- Dementia Outreach
'A great opportunity to network, the displays from partners were really insightful and well presented'.
Bronte Ward - Ward Manager
It is nice to meet all the different faces and find out what fab people work for this Trust!Makes you proud to be part of it!