Think Local Act Personal Tag Listing
This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Service users'.
- De-mystifying Co-production
Start with the first conversation and focus on step-by-step improvementsBy Shahana Ramsden Since the launch of Making it Real last week, I have had a number of useful conversations with organisations who are thinking about what "co-production with people" involves in practice and how to make the experience genuine and meaningful. My biggest piece of advice is to recognise that every person using a service - either independently or supported by an advocate - can contribute in an effective way.
- Enterprise for all - A Practical Guide for enterprising people
Each micro-care and support service is different, this guide does not attempt to provide tailored advice too particular micro-service providers but rather it provides general, accessible information and tries to address some of the specific issues faced by people with an illness or disability thinking about establishing their own service. This guide has been produced by Community Catalysts.
- Pat's story - a carer's use of direct payments
This is the story of how Direct Payment's helped Pat, the mother and carer of a child with disabilities, to pursue training in the profession of her choice. She now has a career as a therapeutic counsellor.
- Training available for direct payment employees/support workers in LB Islington
This document outlines the courses available in Islington for support workers/employees of Direct Payment users. It includes the application form used for this purpose.
- Buying freedom - DVD and training resources from Worcestershire county council
These documents show an outline of the training strategy and of the DVD 'Buying Freedom'. This is a learning and development resource produced by Worcestershire County Council in partnership with DH and CSIP.
- Personal assistant training - Middlesbrough
In Middlesbrough training is offered to each person employing a personal assistant. For further information contact: Catherine Stokeld, Lead Officer, Direct Payments, Middlesbrough 01642 729587.
- Making choices for real independence training pack and DVD
The West of England Centre for Independent Living provides a 10 week learning programme for anyone wanting to be able to explore their life, their support needs, and future independent living options. The programme and DVD is also useful to raise awareness and discussion between workers and service users.
- Communication leaflet - Cornwall
This guide to Direct Payments for mental health services users in Cornwall encourages people to think about what they need, rather than the services saying what's best for them. The leaflet was produced by the Cornwall Partnership Trust.