What do we do?
Thank you to a carer and member of tide who has expressed in her own words what tide means to her.
At tide – together in dementia everyday – we believe that carers and former carers have the experience and knowledge to improve health and social care, research, and policy development throughout the UK. With tide you can learn to champion your rights as a carer and create real change.
Through our Development Programme – which is co-created by real carers - you can learn the skills and confidence to stand
up for your rights and receive the care and attention you need.
Keeping you connected
We give you the opportunity to meet other carers – we understand every caring journey is unique. Carers have said meeting people, hearing and sharing stories with other carers can help with the isolation and loneliness you may be feeling. Join us for one of our informal coffee mornings.
Carer Development Programme
With carers, we have developed a number of events that will help you on your caring journey. The events include understanding your own emotional wellbeing and practical workshops that will give you tools and tips on making sure your voice is heard when you are talking about the person you care for. We also explore the subject of Living Grief and Bereavement, about how caring for someone with dementia is in itself a grieving journey.
Meeting other carers in similar situations
Whether you currently care, are a former carer or care for someone in a home, our focus groups allow you to talk through your feelings with others in the same position as you. Focus groups include dementia diagnosis-specific, and groups for carers at home, carers who care for someone in a care home, a group for dealing with feelings of living grief, and a group for male carers.
Stories are what keep carers connected – we believe that every carer's story deserves to be heard. Sharing stories is very powerful, and by carers sharing their story, they not only help themselves but help others too. Reading stories provides reassurance that what you may be going through is normal.
If you are interested in any of the above or just want to talk to us to find out more, please join our network and we will connect you with the right service you need.