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Lena O’Connell

Impact Manager

In this role my priority is to ensure the work we do matches our aims and outcomes.

About Lena…

I am currently completing a post-graduate degree at the University of Liverpool. My research project is focused on dementia care supported by assistive technologies. I am also looking at the role voluntary or Third Sector organisations are currently playing in the delivery of social care in general, and dementia care in particular. Through my research activities and a past voluntary role as a befriender to people living with dementia and carers I have become aware of the multitude of challenges faced by family carers, among them being recognised as experts by experience and individuals with their own rights, such as the right to have a carer’s assessment and the right to receive support.