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Peer Support Network update

Summit – Wednesday 25thJuly

This autumn a Green Paper (originally expected Summer 2018) will outline reform to Adult Social Care for older people. Alongside this, a parallel programme for working age adults and young people is expected to be announced.

As part of this summit, we invite individuals with complex support needs, their parents, carers to support workers come together and discuss what this programme should look like.

We will ask the central question:

What are our future aspirations for personalisation?

We will explore what personalisation looks like now and what our ambitions are for the future. Through taking part in the Summit you will create a Peer Support Network Charter of Ambition and Rights. Crowd-sourced through discussions during the Summit and online, the Charter will act as a document reaffirming the principles of person-centred care, personalisation and community resilience. The principles outlined in the Charter will also be underpinned by binding government legislation such as the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Equality Act 2010.

We would like to collect key topics from you to discuss in response the question. Please email Esther, Community Networks Co-ordinator with your topic and to book your place.

Connecting Families follow-up

On 16th May we hosted a Connecting Families drop-in at Arch 1. We shared experiences over tea and coffee and shared useful information such as local support groups, books and films. Erica Pope and Angela Hatcher from the Hastings and Rother Learning Disability Primary Care Liaison team joined us to talk about how they are working improve care and support in hospitals and GP surgeries for people with complex support needs.

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Free Positive Behaviour Support

Due to popular demand we will be hosting an additional day of Positive Behaviour Support training at Project Art Works. If you are interested please contact or call 01424 423555.

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