Shepway District Partnership Group Notes of Meeting held on 23rd July 2007 People who attended the meeting Tina Walker Joint Chair/Link Group Ian Digges Joint Chair/Channel Homes Tina Cooke Channel Homes Raymond Green Louise Kidd Skillnet Birgitte Perdios Skillnet Simon O’Bree Skillnet Ken Horn Parent/Carer Stuart Horn Andrew Baldock Kent Partnership Board/Skillnet Gill Hockney Advocacy Works Gerry Shaw Trust Rose Headley Shaw Trust Steven Coleman Shaw Trust Lucy Deen Shaw Trust Ali Shaw Trust Katie Pile Shaw Trust Mike Doyle Shaw Trust Louis Shaw Trust Anita Ward KCC Jenny Flaherty KCC Penny Southern KCC Helen Lawson Integrated Team Matt Clark e Integrated Team Colette Thresher Integrated Team Mr Chatwal Park House Ann Davidson D&J Mark Connorton Volunteer Centre Daniel Ludlum ILS Tony Leppard Home Farm Trust Sam Bulkland Home Farm Trust Jeremy Collier Home Farm Trust Lesley Richardson Home Farm Trust John Shackleton Home Farm Trust Louis Ossenton Canterbury Oast Trust Sue Canterbury Oast Trust Andrew Ferris Canterbury Oast Trust Steve Fendle Canterbury Oast Trust Dot Russell Folkestone Mencap Christine Shepway Resource Centre Pascale Shepway Resource Centre Ian Abrey Shepway Resource Centre Paul Pinder Voice 4 Kent Partnership Fund Bid It was agreed to fund the following project Music and Arts Project £2,000 Will be organising a festival to bring people and organisations together to share information. There will be opportunities for people with learning disabilities to work at the festival. The festival will celebrate all the good things happening in the local area. It will be open to everyone. It is hoped people will learn about what is available in the area and give people ideas about setting up new projects. The Partnership Group asked that transport issues be addressed to help people get to the Festival from areas such as Romney Marsh. The Music and Arts Project thought this could be arranged. What Makes a Good Day? Daniel Waller, Project Manager for East Kent at KCC explained What Makes a Good Day. This is how KCC will look at services to be developed for people to do during the day. There will be a consultation process to find out what people think. What Makes a Good Day Daniel told us about the principles (the main ideas) of What Makes a Good Day. These were o Person centre planning and person centred approaches. o Services being local, close to where people live. o People being part of the community. o Purposeful results for everyone. o Working in partnership with others. o Using money well. There are some things KCC already know help to make a Good Day. These are o More choice for people o Local services which are flexible o More supported employment o Social enterprises o Education and training o Leisure opportunities o Being part of the community o Drop In centres o Good transport Who Will KCC talk to about this? KCC will talk to lots of people and organisations eg People with learning disabilities, parents and carers Day services and employment services Housing services Local Primary Care Trusts People who arrange services (commissioners) Discussion Groups We got into groups to think about what makes a good day for people, what makes a bad day for people and what people already do with their day. What makes a good day? Things people said Going to work, doing a meaningful job and being paid Meeting different people Being able to choose what to do and when to do it Being at home with Mum and Dad Going to college outside of disability services Being valued and having something to do Having activities to do eg football, yoga, manicure Travelling Being with people you want to be with Having fun, laughing, being happy. No shouting. Keeping friendships and making new friends in the community Getting housework done Pottery, art and kitchen work at the Day Centre Drama Shaw Trust Pent Valley Sports Centre Going to a cricket match Computers Sailing Places to meet and evening social activities Shopping Going to discos Researching family tree What makes a bad day? Things people said Doing things we don’t like doing Having no plans Having no money Being told to do things we don’t like Having no friends Being bored, having nothing to do Doing jobs that have no purpose (need to know why you are doing it) Bad transport Being with people I don’t like Not being in control – staff change over People not listening Lack of support to do things Being bullied Having no-one to help me communicate Not being able to go out Not having a holiday Not being able to choose who I spend time with Staff not talking to me nicely Not having help to sort out problems. When people don’t do what they say they will do eg phone me. We also thought about what we liked and disliked. What we Like Paid work, but days off too! Going to college Doing gardening Going to the pub Going to Music and Arts Project Horseriding Going to the gym, exercising, keeping fit Going nightclubbing Going to different festivals Having support with activities Pottery at SRC Doing things for yourself DJ at local hospital What else we would like More volunteer placements Work placements with support More day activities and funding More sports and leisure activities More control over direct payments What we Dislike Activities being stopped Not enough activities in the evenings and weekends Bad transport Days I don’t have support Courses being stopped at college and Bridge Centre What do people do with their day now? Things that people said were Work in a nursing home Work in a shop Play football Attend Voice 4 Kent Go to Music and Arts Project in Dover Go to an over 60’s club Stay indoors and do housework Go to Bridge Centre Go to Age Concern Go carriage driving Play snooker Gardening Go to fairs and fetes or music festivals Go to college Go to Shaw Trust Go to day centre Work in a Church Go to the gym Visit family / relatives Go shopping, do my banking Do voluntary work Work at Poultons Wood Learn living skills Go to Skillnet Go to social clubs eg Thursday club, cuppas Do photography Get support with shopping, cooking etc Kent Partnership Board Ian told us what happened at the last Kent Partnership Board meeting. Advocacy. Each District needs to re-employ the people providing advocacy support. Ian had been to speak to the Link Group about this. The Link Group decided they wanted Advoacy Works to carry on supporting them to bring issues to the District Partnership Group. The Link Group are also going to think about what other advocacy is needed in Shepway. Transition This is when people move from childrens services to adult services. There is often a difference between services offered to children and services offered to adults. Transition needs to be done better. What Makes a Good Day This had been presented to the Kent Partnership Board too. Supported Living Ian had talked about the REACH standards and supported living. Kent Partnership Board continued NHS Residential Change Programme This project is about people moving out of NHS accommodation to live independently in the community. 180 people in Kent are involved in the project. These people need to find new homes or new support providers. The project will make sure people get the right services which are person centred. Valuing People The Government want to remind people of what Valuing People said. This will be happening later this year. Link Group The Link Group told us what they had been talking about since the last Partnership Group meeting. The Group had talked about the need for college courses with support. Getting onto college courses is a problem for some people. Support is not always offered in all areas. The Group had also talked about advocacy support for both the Link Group and also the wider Shepway area. Updates from KCC KCC have appointed 2 new specialist workers. One will be a Transitional worker. They will link with the Children and Families service working with young adults The other is a Mobility worker. They will help people travel independently in the area. They will be linking with Matt Clarke and Colette Thresher. Date of Next District Partnership Group meeting The next Shepway District Partnership Group meeting will be on Monday 8th October at the Salvation Army. The meeting will start at 9.45 am and finish at 1pm.
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