At the last Community online event, Carrie Jackson – impACT, UEA facilitated a discussion with participants about what is required from our health and social care professionals in the future.
To do this, national and international leaders were gathered to share their experiences of practice and research.
Christine-Koulla Burke and Peter Allum from the Foundation of People with Learning Disabilities shared their work on workforce development.
Paul McClusky and Sue Bridges talked about employing people with learning disabilities as experts by experience in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Professor Ruth Northway talked about the development of the All Wales Health Profile.
The final presentation was from Arianwen Selway and HMP & YOI Healthcare Team.
Three questions provided a basis for the subsequent discussion:-
- What knowledge and skills do we want the future care support and health professional staff to have when they qualify?
- What kind of roles would we expect them to have and in what settings?
- What do we need to do differently that puts people with lived experience in the driving seat for change?
The Community Steering Group are using to the resulting contributions to develop a workforce framework.
Thanks to Carrie, and all the speakers.