Getting Along© – An introduction. Coming to EXETER

It was a complete pleasure being in the room and in the group today. Everyone appeared to be fully present and the pace/material and values embodied in this approach were relevant and interesting. I am inspired. We can change outcomes for people with dementia. We can change the discourse of negativity

Feedback from a commissioner after attending the Getting Along day.

As a response to growing interest in the Getting Along approach,  together with Innovations in Dementia CIC I will now be facilitating a one-day open course in EXETER in June.


Getting Along© – An introduction to relationship-centred care. Exeter 21stJune 2016. Book early to guarantee your place

It will be of special interest to anybody from any sector working with people with dementia and their carers in a community setting.

‘real ‘nuts ad bolts’/people’s lives. This sort of work can make a real difference’ – Delegate

Aims to help learners:

  • Understand the broad impact of the presence of a dementia within a relationship
  • gain confidence to respond to antagonisms within relationships
  • address both sides of the care-giving relationship
  • to adopt strategies to equip people with dementia and their families live well and better with dementia

Date:         Tuesday 21st June 2016     Time:   9.30 am until 4pm

Venue:       Riverside Church and Conference Centre, Okehampton Street. St Thomas, Exeter, EX4 1DU

Cost:         £80 per person including handouts, lunch and refreshments.


‘fantastic interactive training. Very interesting and I enjoyed the group work’

‘it was very informative. I was able to look at dementia in a relationship context’Delegate

To register contact course facilitator

Damian Murphy at 07927 405 854

 For more information on ‘Getting Along’© see the film available at:






Getting Along at the Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress

Time for a new approach. Following increasing interest in the  Getting Along© Programme, I’ll be presenting at the Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress next week on 20th April

Getting Along presents a  relationship-centred approach to dementia care.

Here’s a link to the programme

It is of special interest to providers and commissioners of dementia care services in all sectors and includes a new video featuring participants of the recent ‘Getting Along©’ pilot.

I will rant about the mismatch of agendas, the stress and burden model of care and tea and sympathy but will also get you to:

J Think about addressing BOTH sides of the care giving relationship

J Explore a new supportive practical  approach around the time of diagnosis

See you there or contact me direct for more info  at