Let’s Talk about Health Research event 9th September

An open invitation from Amanda Bates, Public Engagement Officer ‘‘Are you interested in health and health services? Would you like to know more about research in health and social care?

Then why not come to our ‘Let’s talk about Health Research!’ event, hosted by the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS).

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Just pop into the Westgate Hall, Canterbury on Wednesday 9th September anytime between 11.30am and 2.00pm to meet health researchers, enjoy talks, activities and films, and to find out if you would like to be involved in the research that we do at CHSS. It will be an informal opportunity to talk with others who are interested in health research and to learn about what’s happening on your doorstep’’.

To register your interest, or if you have any questions, e-mail engage-chss@kent.ac.uk or phone 01227 823940. For those that like to Tweet, please follow @chss_kent and search for hashtag #chssletstalk

East Kent Outpatients Consultation – Easy Read

East Kent Hospitals and Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group have just begun a consultation on the future of Outpatients services in East Kent.

The consultation is eager to hear the opinions of people with learning disabilities, and as such an easy to read document and survey are available, and there are consultation events set up for people to find out more and have their opinion heard.

The easy to read consultation document is available by clicking on the below picture.

Outpatients Consultation  easy read pictureThe easy to read survey is available by clicking on the below page.

Outpatients surveyMake sure you have your say and share this information with others who might be interested!


Living Well Community of Practice Launch


On 16th May 2013 Canterbury Christchurch University and the English Centre for Practice Development hosted an event to launch a Kent and Medway Community of Practice for those that work with people with learning disabilities and those that advocate on their behalf.

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The launch was an inclusive event and packed with activities to enable our community to think about what might be possible if we all worked together!

A draft purpose, objectives and actions will be forthcoming for everyone to comment on.

In the meantime please check what people said about the event on twitter  

There will also be a some photos from the event posted here soon!

We would like this site to be a place for the community to come together. We’ll see how that may work!


Daniel Marsden and the CoP Team.