Yesterday, Thursday 26th July, the CCG, working with the Black Country Partnership held a Public Event for families, service users, professionals and members of the local community to hear how we are using your feedback to improve services for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
The day started with Kathryn Hudson, the Transforming Care Programme Director, for welcoming and introductions, swiftly followed by the Expert Patient by Experience by Vicki Whittaker-Stokes. This was a very hard-hitting presentation which had great feedback from everyone we spoke to.
After lunch, Arden GEM CSU introduced the attendees to some Group Work focused on ‘Making decisions together’, which was then shared to the group. Sarah Shingler, the CCG’s own Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Quality, then finished off with a Next Steps summary.
The three events, spread over Dudley and Walsall, have all been great successes, encouraging great discussion and providing insightful information for our CYP teams to take back and work with.
Thank you to all who took part, both as speakers and attendees!