Founded in 2007, we became a charity in 2014. We are also a company limited by guarantee. The directors of the company are also our trustees.
We have continued guidance from our team of individuals living with dementia, as well as senior professionals within the field of dementia care and research.
We are committed to implementing, reviewing and updating our policies and systems. In 2017/18 we are inviting new trustees to join us - contact us if you are interested and have skills, experience and knowledge that will enhance our work: [email protected] Thank you.
LIVING WORDS TRUSTEES
Fiona Sampson MBE
We are honoured and delighted to have British poet and writer Fiona Sampson as our patron. Fiona has over twenty-nine books published in thirty-seven languages and has received a number of national and international awards for her writing.
Fiona advises internationally on creative writing in healthcare, a field whose development she pioneered in a number of projects and publications. Fiona held an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship at Oxford Brookes University 2002-5, a CAPITAL Fellowship in Creativity at the University of Warwick 2007-8 and a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, Institute of Musical Research & Institute of English Studies: 2012-15.
From 2005-12, Sampson was the editor of Poetry Review, the oldest and most widely read poetry journal in the UK. She was the first woman editor of the journal since Muriel Spark (1947–49). In January 2013 she founded Poem, a quarterly international review, published by the University of Roehampton, where Sampson is Professor of Poetry and the Director of Roehampton Poetry Centre.
Download ‘A Speaking Likeness: Poetry Within Health And Social Care’ – Fiona’s insightful opening lecture, given at Wellcome for London Creativity and Wellbeing Festival in 2016, here: Sampson A Speaking Likeness on poetry and healthcare June 14 2016