Just enough support webinar 22 February

Join us for a free webinar on 22 February 2012 at 2pm to 2.30pm

Presented by Ruth Gorman,
CEO Imagine, Act and Succeed & consultant at Helen Sanderson Associates

As the impact of the economic downturn hits public services most organisations will experience a reduction in funding over the coming years and possibly longer. This session will enable participants to be proactive and take this opportunity to make a concerted push around developing alternatives to just paid support, promote better outcomes for people and to be in control of their own destiny as funding reduces.

Over the years, organisations have provided support to people in a way that has been a barrier to fully contributing to their community. In the current climate, here are a number of questions to consider:

  • How do we develop alternatives to just paid support for people?
  • How do we continue to develop individually designed services at a time of reduced budgets?
  • How do we stay true to our values and principles while moving forward?
  • What hasn't worked, why not and how can we try it differently?
  • Looking in depth at a person's day/night - where does the support come from?
  • Does housing play a significant role in our thinking?
  • How can we use assistive technology to support people?
  • Who is the person and what do we notice about what they bring and what they can contribute?
  • What relationship does the person have that can be nurtured, develop and can be reciprocal?
  • How do we move away from what currently is to what could be and test out the impact of our ideas on the person and the service?
  • How do we find a balance of what is important to people while providing just enough support?

Who should attend?
Providers, commissioners and all people trying to create individually designed services in the current financial context.

About Ruth Gorman
Ruth works as a trainer and consultant with Helen Sanderson Associates (HSA) and is Chief Executive of a charity called Imagine, Act and Succeed, a provider in the North West of England.

Ruth has worked within IAS for 15 years and with HSA for 10 years. Her work has included development of person centred teams, her lead areas have included Positive and Productive Meetings, MAP and PATH and Person Centred Supervision, Working Together for Change and Just Enough Support.

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Last Updated : 01 March 2012. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.