Developing a national user movement of people with dementia - learning from the dementia engagement and empowerment project

This paper from the JRF points out that while the voices of people with dementia are increasingly heard, the user movement is still in its infancy.

By connecting local groups and individual activists through a national network, the dementia engagement and empowerment project or DEEP, that engages and empowers people with dementia, people are beginning to work together to set priorities about dementia and to shape political agendas.

It describes the growth of DEEP and follows 24 local groups over the last three years (2012-2015), which has seen the network now grow to over 50 groups across the country.