Who we are
Who we are
Innovations in Dementia CIC is managed by four co-directors, Rachael Litherland, Steve Milton, Philly Hare and Damian Murphy, who combine many years experience of work in the dementia field.
We work closely with advisers who have dementia. We call
this group of people ThinkTank.
All passionately believe in the human rights and potential of people with dementia and are committed to practically demonstrating how a more positive approach can work in practice.
We all have experience in user involvement, accessibility, training, research and information.
We work with people with dementia in a variety of ways:
Rachael Litherland has worked with older people and people with dementia for the past 10 years. With a background in psychology and advocacy, she developed and managed the national “Living with Dementia” programme for the Alzheimer’s Society between 2000 and May 2006. This included providing leadership on issues relating to the involvement and support of people with dementia and supporting people with dementia in service and information development, campaigning and self-advocacy.
She is an experienced public speaker, having represented the programme at numerous key national and international conferences.
Rachael leads our work with involving people with dementia, communication and inclusion.
Milton has worked in social care since 1987 as a researcher,
writer, trainer, and service manager.
Steve leads our work on dementia-friendly communities and disability rights.
Email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Philly Hare became a Director of Innovations in Dementia in January 2017. She was previously a Programme Manager at Joseph Rowntree Foundation, overseeing their major programme Dementia without Walls. She is also an Exchange Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
Philly's particular interests are the empowerment and inclusion of people with dementia, and the application of research evidence to practice. As a qualified social worker, Philly has over 30 years' experience within the NHS, Local Authorities and the voluntary sector in many areas of adult social care. In the 1990s, she managed the Scarborough/ Ryedale Kings Fund Carers Project and later set up the Princess Royal Trust Carers Resource. She spent five years as Senior Researcher with the independent consultancy, Acton Shapiro, prior to joining JRF in April 2006. Philly has a first degree in English and Philosophy (Exeter University) and an MSc in Applied Social Studies (Oxford University).
She is an experienced public speaker, having presented at numerous key national and international conferences.
Email Philly at email@example.com
Email Damian at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Innovations in Dementia CIC, PO Box 616, Exeter, EX1 9JB
Registered as a community interest company No. 06046815.
© Innovations in dementia CIC 2017