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What Makes a Good Self Advocacy Project? A Toolkit. This toolkit will help you: ●plan and design a project ●run a project ●show if the project has done everything you wanted. http://allwalespeople1st.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/DRILL-toolkit.pdf   Here’s a link to a 5 min video about why the toolkit matters: https://youtu.be/ZxN7HQGAhM4 Here’s a link to the learning report (about coproducing research): https://bit.ly/toolkitreport For more information about the toolkit, talk to AWPF – http://allwalespeople1st.co.uk/ For more information about how the research was […]

Innovation for Active Communities

Leonard Cheshire will use a £1million loan from Nesta’ Innovate To Save Programme, to develop and scale their IAC project across Wales. Innovation for Active Communities (IAC – formerly known as Prime Members Club) offers adults receiving direct payments a way to pool their one-to-one support hours. These can then be used against a variety of group-based social activities at varying times of the week, reducing the number of carers needed to support the activities and […]

Case studies on the WCVA website

In the section of the WCVA website about the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014, three case studies are presented:   Case study: Early Help Hub, Flintshire This in-depth case study focuses on the development of the Early Help Hub, a multi-agency integrated Families First aligned response to provide support to families where there have been 2 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences and or where there has been an incident of domestic abuse, neglect or general issues, […]

Good Help Award finalists

The Good Help Award was launched in February 2018 as part of the release of the Nesta and Osca publication Good and bad help: how purpose and confidence transforms lives. This publication explores the difference between ‘good help’ – that supports people to feel hopeful, identify their own goals and confidently take action – and ‘bad help’ – that undermines people’s confidence, and creates dependency and inaction. Although ‘good help’ is well evidenced and core to how many organisations support people […]

Co-production in Torfaen

What would social care for people with learning disabilities look like if the people who used services designed, developed and decided what was needed? In Torfaen and across the counties of Gwent we are on the brink of finding out. As a former manager of provider services, I am personally challenged but ultimately excited by the prospect. I am convinced that the people who have experience of receiving services are a beacon of good sense […]

The Good Life Group

Inspiration from Scotland – a group of adults with learning disabilities who work to improve the lives of people like them. They challenge attitudes and influence the planning of relevant policies through their membership of boards and committees that make decisions affecting their lives. They also provide training to organisations that deliver public services. The training is unique and innovative both in its use of Forum Theatre and because it is conceived, designed and delivered […]

Vale People First

Liz Davidson, Vale People First and Linda Pritchard, Vale Centre for Voluntary Services (VCVS)’ Health and Social Care Facilitator, introduce Vale People First. “Part of my job as a minister is to beat the drum for co-production, to try and spread the word about it, to try and get people talking about it.” (Mark Drakeford, AM, Health Minister, Welsh Government) If co-production is about sharing power and working together in an equal partnership, then Vale […]

Keyring Living Support Networks

Independence, opportunity and inclusion are the core values on which KeyRing Living Support Network’s community-based support for vulnerable adults is established. Featuring Networks of around nine “Members” supported by a Community Volunteer, all living in close proximity in their own homes, the organisation recognises the skills and positive contributions that individuals can make to the Network and to the wider local community, and the value of volunteers that possess local knowledge – and can blur traditional […]

Made By Brad

Brad is 25 years old, and has autism. He can’t speak or read, but he has a knack for building things. He can understand any diagram or blueprint, no matter how complicated. For Brad, putting together ikea furniture is as easy as putting together a lego set. Brad’s dad, Mark, started this business so that Brad could do what he’s best at, feel a sense of accomplishment, and be an active part of the community. Brad’s business is […]