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Thank you to everyone who came to the Peer Support Network Summit on 25thJuly. The event brought together a diverse group from across the community including, parents, siblings, support workers, councillors, commissioners and legal specialists.

As part of the ‘carousel café’ forum we discussed person-centred approaches to developing housing options, access to personalised support for increased health and wellbeing and the active contribution people with complex support needs make to their community.

New connections were made and innovative ideas shared in relationship to individual and collective aspirations:

“To have independence of living and choice in who supports me”

“To have a social safety net to catch me when I’m in need or lonely”

“That my daughter has an occupation, she is healthy, happy, loved and has support to do as she wishes… she has her dream job”

The aspirations and recommendations shared at the Summit will feed into a Charter of Ambition and Rights for Personalisation underpinned by important legislation such as the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Equality Act 2010. The Charter will serve as an affirmative tool for people to turn to during decision-making around their care.

If you are interested in learning more about the Peer Support Network please contact Esther Springett at [email protected].

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