If you’re someone with dementia and want to join others in changing things for the better, finding a local DEEP group might be just the thing to do!
DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) has 130 groups around the country –made up of people wanting to use their personal experience of dementia to improve things for everyone.
They can be a great way to make positive changes with others. They can often be a great source of peer support and friendship too.
You can find out if there is a group near you by exploring this A-Z list.
They also have a website and regular newsletter to keep you up to date and informed about what is happening across the network too.
How can I help someone to do this?
Visit the website and learn about what DEEP have to offer. Then talk it through with someone and see if they are interested. Encourage people to take the first step and describe how important their experience might be to other people with dementia, and to government, councils, NHS, organisations, and businesses too.