Impact of social care: sharing our stories a project from Being the Boss & Bringing Us Together

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When we receive social care funding, we expect to have a good life.  We have found that the process of applying for and living with a complicated social care system often drags us down.  What Disabled people want is for social care to work in a way that has a positive impact on our lives.

Bringing Us Together & Being the Boss are holding a series of online workshops for people who are applying for or receiving funding from adult social care.  They want to hear about the pros and cons of engaging with and receiving support from adult social care. 

They are interested in: 

  1. The impact that support from social care has on your mental health &wellbeing, your experiences of moving into adult social care (transition from children’s social care), applying for social care/continuing health care funding, and daily challenges.
  2. Gathering and sharing your stories about the impact social care (or the lack of social care) is having on your lives.

They would like to invite you to join them for a series of workshops from January to June 2022.  They will have different speakers each month and you will have the opportunity to share your stories about social care.  Workshops are for Disabled people and their family members.

The topics they will cover will include:  

Workshop 1: Wednesday 19th January, 11.00am – 1.00pm 

How was the assessment process and what support do you actually have from your local authority or continuing health care?  How does it make you feel?  

Workshop 2: Wednesday 16th February, 11.00am – 1.00pm 

Social Care: How do we get our rights and entitlements? How can gaining our rights help us live a good life?  

Workshop 3: Wednesday 16th March, 11.00am – 1.00pm 

What are your hopes and dreams for your life? How do we keep our hopes and dreams alive when money and funding always comes first?  

Workshop 4: Wednesday 13th April, 11.00am – 1.00pm  

Choice & Control: Are we ever really in control? Does being the employer give us control over our lives? Can we be in control if we have support from an agency? 

Workshop 5: Wednesday 11th May, 11.00am – 1.00pm 

Independent Living: Can you tell us something about your experiences of living independently?  Do you spend too much of your time managing your support, rather than living your life?  

Workshop 6: Wednesday 8th June, 11.00am – 1.00pm 

Finding our voice – Sharing our stories and keeping ourselves strong.

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