Carers of people with dementia given new hope as tide announces charity status

Changing lives through sharing stories is just one of the founding principles behind tide, together in dementia everyday, who are delighted to have been awarded charity status.

We work in partnership with tide and commissioned them to set up and run the Greater Manchester Dementia Carers Expert Reference Group. We are all gaining incredibly valuable insights and benefiting from the expertise that carer members are bringing to all areas of the Dementia United programme of work.

“I am particularly proud of the work that we are delivering in partnership with the DU programme through our DCERG and the incredibly valuable insights and expertise that our carer members bring to the key focus areas of work.  I would like to take this opportunity to say a very sincere thank you for commissioning tide and enabling us to develop this approach to involving carers as a exemplar of best practice”. Anna Gaughan, Chief Executive, Life Story Network / tide – together in dementia everyday

Dementia is a growing health crisis, with someone developing dementia every 3 seconds. In the UK there are 850,000 people living with dementia, supported by family or friends who take on the role of carer.

tide, gives a voice to these carers and wants to bring about change in how people with dementia are cared for. Set up by three people who all have direct experience of caring for someone with dementia, tide may have only just received charity status but it has been 5 years in the making.

You can find out more about their work on the tide website

Image is left to right: tide founders Ruth Eley, Jean Tottie, Anna Gaughan