Being involved with Turning Point ScotlandBrian Robertson and Elizabeth IrvingSeptember 2012
Have your say • At the conference we had in September, we did a workshop about how we would like staff to support us better • A booklet called ‘Have your say’ was made with our answers in it • We are now putting the booklet into an easy read format
Staff training • I did staff training on Prader-Willi Syndrome • With help from Aileen and one of my staff, I explained how people with Prader-Willi Syndrome usually behave and the best ways of supporting them • Feedback from staff about the training was very positive • The training will now be delivered across TPS services
Charter evaluation presentation • On 1st August we did a presentation to all TPS learning disability service managers about the evaluation of the Charter for Involvement • We asked them 3 questions: • What would make the charter better? • How can we get more people involved? • What can we do to represent TPS better within the NIN?
Charter evaluation presentation • We got some ideas from the managers • We met with Craig (one of the senior managers) to discuss the suggestions made • We now have a plan of how to take some of the ideas forward
Easy read policy presentation • We wrote the 1st TPS easy read policy and launched it at the conference in September 2011 • Other groups have written another 3 policies. They did presentations for service users and staff to tell them about the policies and encourage them to start using them
Easy read policy presentation easy words and pictures • We made a DVD of the presentations so that we could show them to people across Scotland • We will show you a short clip of it at the end of this presentation
The ‘Same as You’ consultation • A roadshow was taken across Scotland to give people supported by TPS, their staff, and their families the chance to say what they think has changed for people with learning disabilities in the last 10 years, and what they think will happen in the next 10 years • I went to the event in Prestwick and will also take part in a small group interview
The ‘Same as You’ consultation I went to the event in Paisley and also gave a one to one interview
The future • A new membership scheme is being launched for people supported by TPS • TPS Connects membership will give people more opportunities to speak up about the things that matter to them
TPS Connects membership • The ideas we got from the managers about the Charter will be taken to TPS Connects membership meetings • This means that the work the NIN has done in developing the Charter will benefit people in other TPS services like homeless, mental health, criminal justice and addiction services
We will now play a short clip of the DVD showing a presentation about easy read policies Thanks for listening!
Contact details For more information Aileen Reid Turning Point Scotland 54 Govan Road Glasgow G51 1JL 0141 427 8229 firstname.lastname@example.org