A Slough woman took centre stage at the National Children’s and Adult Services Conference.
A panel consisting of key figures in health and social care held a Q&A session during the conference in November.
Anna Severwright, who was born and brought up in Slough, and is co-chair of the Coalition of Collaborative Care stole the show, describing the impact services can have – or not have – on her life.
Anna said: “It was great to be at the conference and to be able to use my lived experience of social care to influence the discussion on the future of social care. At C4CC we are working to improve people’s experience of health and social care, by increasing the use of person centred care and giving people more choice and control over the care they receive.
“I first started working with C4CC by being in their co-production group so I am very happy to see that Slough Borough Council is launching its own co-production group, which will be co-chaired by Alan Sinclair, director of adults and communities, and a member of the community.
“This is a really important opportunity for people who use adult social care or support services in Slough to share their experiences and ideas to help make improvements.
“Co-production is about working together to design new services and ways of working.
“By listening to residents’ feedback and suggestions, the council will be able to identify the best ways to promote wellbeing and independence and build stronger, more active communities. I look forward to seeing how things develop.”
Alan Sinclair, who was at the event, said: “It was so great to see a Slough woman on the stage at a national event, talking about social care and the need for services to support people to lead a fulfilling life.”
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