Recently, I went to my first DEEP UK meeting at the SHINDIG Group in Sheffield.
I was made very welcome and met lots of people, some I already knew from other groups.
We all sat chatting, enjoying tea, coffee, sandwiches and buns before the main part of the afternoon which was a presentation from South Yorkshire Ambulance.
After the presentation, we split into four groups, one for carers and the other 3 groups splits us into different stages of our Dementia.
We discussed different scenarios that South Yorkshire Ambulance wanted to us to look at and to get our views and suggestions on.
One suggestion was that they put their Dementia training online and had a person with Dementia talk to staff about their experiences instead, which went down well with all, so hopefully the service will embrace such a change.
I enjoyed my afternoon and would recommend anyone joining their local DEEP Group.