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
Louise Kidd Skillnet
Birgitte Perdios Skillnet
Simon O’Bree Skillnet
Ken Horn Parent/Carer
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
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
What Makes a Good Day
Daniel told us about the principles (the main ideas) of
What Makes a Good Day.
o Person centre planning and person centred
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
Local Primary Care Trusts
People who arrange services (commissioners)
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
Being with people you want to be with
Having fun, laughing, being happy. No shouting.
Keeping friendships and making new friends in the
Getting housework done
Pottery, art and kitchen work at the Day Centre
Pent Valley Sports Centre
Going to a cricket match
Places to meet and evening social activities
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)
Being with people I don’t like
Not being in control – staff change over
People not listening
Lack of support to do things
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
Going to the pub
Going to Music and Arts Project
Going to the gym, exercising, keeping fit
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
Days I don’t have support
Courses being stopped at college and Bridge
What do people do with their day now?
Things that people said were
Work in a nursing home
Work in a shop
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
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
Get support with shopping, cooking etc
Kent Partnership Board
Ian told us what happened at the last Kent Partnership
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.
This is when people move from childrens services to
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
Ian had talked about the REACH standards and
Kent Partnership Board continued
NHS Residential Change Programme
This project is about people moving out of
NHS accommodation to live independently in
180 people in Kent are involved in the project.
These people need to find new homes or new
The project will make sure people get the right
services which are person centred.
The Government want to remind people of what
Valuing People said.
This will be happening later this year.
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
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
They will be linking with Matt Clarke and Colette
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.