Presentation on theme: "Choosing Your Support Providers – to showcase their services to the public. Service Users – to see what services are available, and try them out. LCC –"— Presentation transcript:
Choosing Your Support Providers – to showcase their services to the public. Service Users – to see what services are available, and try them out. LCC – to find out what services people really want, and what services need to be developed.
Choosing Your Support 45 Providers200+ attendees flower pressing, arts and crafts, head, hand & shoulder massages, aromatherapy, reflexology, a Nintendo Wii, salsa dancing lessons, relaxation and centring workshops, a digital photography masterclass, cake decorating and many more.
About Just Services A small co-operative Work with groups and communities A stronger voice for people using services Work collaboratively with others
About the research Partnership working with West Leicestershire Mind mosaic: shaping disability services Self Advocacy in Action
About the research Questionnaires Wishing Tree Focus groups Sample group
Facts and figures 46 people completed questionnaires 57% of people using services attending the day 18 ideas on the Wishing Tree 38 people attending focus groups
Findings People using services have … Enjoyed many different activities in the past Enjoy many different activities in the present Have many aspirations for the future
Findings people using services want … Help to source, access and start to use services Clear and understandable information in a range of formats To be treated with respect Concerns about Personal Budgets to be addressed
Recommendations There needs to be … Access to a wide range of activities and opportunities for people using Personal Budgets Clarity about the rules for Personal Budgets More events like the one on 2 November 2010 Availability of information
Recommendations continued Opportunities for people who cant get out easily Pre-activity or service support Making sure people dont speak for others Changing the way we work
What now? Who gets the report? How can we all use this? Any questions?