Who is DEEP?
DEEP stands for the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project – it is the UK network of dementia voices. DEEP consists of around 100 groups of people with dementia – groups that want to change things.
- a UK wide network – it connects groups to each other to magnify the views, hopes and intentions of people with dementia. It supports groups to share learning and skills and to increase confidence
- independent – the network belongs to the groups themselves, not to any particular dementia service or organisation
- diverse – it is made up of groups strongly rooted in their local communities, including some in care homes
- rights based – it encourages groups to identify and speak out about the issues that are important to them(not only to be ‘consulted’ about issues that are important to others)