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This chapter contains a brief biography and transcript of an interview with Shulamit Ramon, a leader in British social work education, who was awarded the Katherine Kendall Award of the International Association of Schools of Social Work in 2008, for her contribution to international social work education. An important focus of her work as mental health, and early research compared Italian and UK services. She was also involved in developing social work in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet bloc and in the development of an international doctoral programme, INDOSOW. Later projects were concerned with social work responses in situations of political and social conflict. Her work demonstrates a commitment to user involvement in practice and education.

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Third sector dementia support is characterised by wide variation and a heavy reliance on volunteer engagement. While there has been a growth in the reach and diversity of different schemes, their short-term funding results in a loss of networks, collaborations and local knowledge. This practice paper reflects on strengthening community-based dementia support and care via public and third sector partnerships. National and local data sources could help charities and commissioners begin to identify inequalities of provision.

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