Webinar - Towards resilience: making community matter in social care, Tuesday 23 March 12-1pm

How can we build a better care system?

Think Local Act Personal are delighted to team up with Local Trust who run Big Local for this online event, which forms part of their towards resilience series. 

Expert speakers from social care and a representative from a Big Local area will explore the role of community in helping to transform the sector so it works better for everyone.

What is the webinar about?

Covid 19 exposed dangerous flaws in the social care sector; at the same time it highlighted the role of community, where we have seen local people come together to look out for one another with a growth in mutual aid groups and volunteering opportunities.

How can we learn from this experience? Can we start to reimagine a social care system that gives more power to our communities?

TLAP and Local Trust who manage Big Local will run a webinar to explore how the crisis has highlighted the shortfalls in the care sector and how communities can play a crucial role in using their experiences of the pandemic to transform social care so that it works for everyone.

To find out more, read  this blog by Caroline Speirs, head of TLAP  - Towards resilience: making community matter in social care. 

Speakers on the panel:

  • Clenton Farquharson MBE, TLAP Chair, (Chairperson)
  • Denny Cornuaud, Community Engagement Manager, Plaistow South Big Local
  • Sian Lockwood, Chief Executive, Community Catalysts
  • James Bullion, ADASS President, Executive Director, Adult Social Services, Norfolk County Council
  • Alex Fox, Chief Executive, Shared Lives Plus

Who should attend:

  • commissioners 
  • adult social care stuff leading transformation projects
  • front line workers i.e. social workers based in the community
  • community members who are running small-scale projects
  • people from civil society/third sector who are interested in how community-led approaches can be integrated into different sectors.

Who are Local Trust and what is Big Local?

Watch the 100 second explainer here or  read this poem, which gives a feel to why people get involved.

Find out more about Big Local's Toward's Resilience series