Some 3 years ago I and 2 other Learning Disability Family Carers agreed to help a University of Sheffield student with her thesis for her PHd. A post was created on one of my other blogs 61chrissterry re the initial stages of this project where we used the principles of Co-production and the post can be found here.
Since that post was issued we met regularly and we analysed the information obtained from the various workshops at our event on 20 October 2017. From this analysis we eventually created a number of documents which we all felt would improve communications between Learning Disability Family Carers and the range of Service Providers.
In order to ensure the documents we created could be used we met with a range of service providers.
Initially we arranged a meeting at Sheffield City Council with Learning Disability Commissioners and representatives of Sheffield Adult Social Services, who viewed the documents and suggested some minor alterations for our consideration.
We then had a similar meeting with some home carer and Supported Living Service Providers, who also made some minor alterations for our consideration.
Over a few weeks we considered the suggestions mentioned from these 2 meeting and made adjustments accordingly.
By this time a meeting had been arranged with some representatives from Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and at this meeting they asked if they could use these documents with their ‘For Pete’s Sake’ campaign they were launching, to which we agreed.
In addition they offered us a 15 minute presentation slot on their ‘Assisted Technology event on the 28 June 2018. While our documents had nothing to do with assisted technology we did accept their kind offer and did attend their event and gave our presentation.
The presentation being presentation-for-ccg.
To view the documents we produced, these can be found here.
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