My name is Alex Stobart and I attended a day in Dunoon, called IdeasXchange.
On Thursday February 21st, about thirty of us gathered at a sea-side Hotel in Dunoon, Argyll for a workshop about Self Directed Support. This was an apt location with a sea view, and an example of the challenge for practitioners, given that Argyll has a longer coastline than France. It had taken me three hours from Edinburgh, and others three hours from Campbeltown or two from Oban.
Pilotlight is a project about co-designing pathways to self-directed support for groups of people who have so far been less engaged with the self-directed support agenda.
ENABLE Scotland’s role in the Changing Support, Changing Lives partnership is to deliver learning events, in the form of conferences and IdeasXchange workshops. Recently the team has been working to develop a new range of IdeasXchange sessions, designed to offer solutions-focussed support to people working in back office functions of support providers.
The CSCL Partners and CSCL Reference Group had a planning day on the 20th August 2013. The day was very inspiring and everyone contributed with lots of great ideas on how we could work together better and more productively to move things forward with Self Directed Support. Everyone in attendance got a lot of the day and we came away with a good action plan of our next steps.
That's Life - Person Centred Approaches to Risk Glasgow 13th June 2013
That's Life - Person Centred Approaches to Risk Edinburgh 30th April 2013
It is great to see new people and repeat attendees at events; working collaboratively and making the days fun as well as informative. Run by Louise Close, of Helen Sanderson Associates, this day took participants through actual risk situations using person centred thinking tools.
Louise Close facilitated the first in a series of sessions called “That’s Life – Person Centred Risk” in Aberdeen on 19th of March.
There was a broad spread of backgrounds of the participants, which helped to create a balanced discussion throughout the day on how the current views on risk can result in particular stances being taken. We explored the reasons for a lot of these “positions” and through a series of example based discussions, started to pick apart the logic, effectiveness and conclusions of these approaches.
Another informative and thought provoking day on outcomes took place in Glasgow towards the end of March. It was fully subscribed and was facilitated by Gordon Dunbar from the Joint Improvement Team and Linsey Graham and Ross Grieve from Thistle Foundation.
Getting ready for Personalisation and Self Directed Support in Children's Services
12th & 13th March 2013
Over 30 people took part in the recent training event at the Melting Pot in Edinburgh, participants from a wide variety of organisations got together to explore, share and develop a collective understanding of personal outcomes approaches and how people can be supported to maintain, achieve and make changes in their lives in the things that matter to them.
The event was facilitated by Gordon Dunbar JIT, Linsey Graham Thistle Foundation, Gail Cunningham Thistle Foundation and Ross Grieve Thistle Foundation.