We asked for an offical response reagrding the status of Annual reviews . Please read our post for further informtion
We here at SGlosPC are trialling something new when it comes to being heard and making your views known. We really, really want to know your thoughts and views. We often get in touch with you about consultation events. As important and fundamental as they are, they can for some be offputting. They can come with many documents in Local Authorityese, a language not many of us are proficient in. Easy read versions might not be released and ready in time for the event you attend and they can for some be offputtingly formal or too structured and facillitated leaving little room for feeling like your voice is heard. That said, for others they are ideal .
We had an amazing wonderful day and were touched by the number of our community that turned out to help us celebrate and eat cake!
Not only did our community join us to explore the new community base and to give their great ideas on how they would like to see our community space used, we had a number of representatives from support organisations such as Supportive Parents and CONTACT and also team managers from some local authority teams such as Transitions and the 0-25 service who recoginise the work we do, how we have grown and what value we have in working co-productively with them to make posiotive changes for our community.
On Monday 19th of November we held the third of our pilot training workshops themed around behaviour. Our key message for the wonderful parents and carers who came is that all behaviour is a form of communication. All behaviour tells us of a need that is met if our child is calm and in a happy, feeling well sort of state or of unmet needs if they are reaching meltdown or entering shutdown.
Making services across health, education and social care better for those with learning disabilities, autism and or both.
Ask Listen Do is an NHS project all about making it easier for people with a learning disability, autism or both to give feedback, raise a concern or complain about their care, education or support. It is also about making it easier for family, paid carers or advocates to do this for someone they support.
It is a great project to know about as we have heard so much recently in the news sad stories and experiences about what can happen when those with learning disabilities and other needs are not listened to. Here is an easy read leaflet that explains further and for more information for organisations and practitioners as well as for the service users themselves, their familiy and carers.
You don’t know what you don’t know. So explore ahead of time what is out there.
Sometimes in life, we find what we want by experiencing what we don’t like, or something that meets some of our needs, but not all. We realise what we truly want is a combination of all the good stuff we experience put together in a new way that makes us the most content we can be.
So what is this Local Offer thing I have seen posts and discussions about?
During the Ofsted and CQC inspection of 2017, one of the biggest bugbears you told us and Ofsted was a lack of easy to access information on services and processes. The Local Offer is supposed to be the place where you can access all of that stuff. It is not very good in its present form and some of you don't know what it is, and its name doesn't make it obvious. Check it out here and challenge yourself to find the information that you need in an easily accessible format, if you are able to, you are better than we are!
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We couldn't be more pleased with how our first workshop for parents and carers in South Glos went and are really looking forward to the next topics that we will cover. The parents and carers who attended were wonderful engaging with all the resources and sensory toy crafting activities and explorations.