Ours used to be a traditional provider for supported housing for ‘homeless’ people. Over nine years Mayday has transformed itself into an influencer that is proving that changing our broken system is possible.
George Coxon, care home provider, speaks out about the plight of care homes, talks about how staff and residents are adapting to life in the coronavirus epidemic, and the importance of person-centred care
My name is Sally Percival and I chair The National Co-production Advisory Group (NCAG) and co-chair The Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) partnership, but more importantly I care for my son and step daughter both of whom have significant disabilities and at the moment my partner who is immunosuppressed.
Jade recently went to a meeting on personalisation in care at Essex County Council (ECC) and writes passionately about the changes she’d like to see in order to put good care and support into practice for people with direct payments.
Isaac Samuels, co-chair of the National Co-production Advisory Group explains how he can be helped to stay out of hospital and Natasha Burberry, TLAP policy advisory gives some hard facts and practical advice.
Anyone who has attended Shropshire Council’s sessions exploring direct payments knows that the call to, ‘think like a pirate', is meant to be a challenge to be brave and different. Our latest challenge is about our spoken and written language when we work with people who use council services.
Words matter. Not a new thought, but it has to be said again and again. The words we choose can make something clear, or make it mysterious. They can help people understand, or confuse them more than ever. Words can invite the reader or listener ‘in’, or they can keep them ‘out’.