Reimagining Days - Moving Beyond Covid - Series 2
Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown meant that many day services have had to make some fast and significant changes. For most this has involved stepping away from day centres and the provision of group activities. Listening to the experiences of people who use services and families, some day opportunity providers and commissioners are asking whether they have to return to separate day centres, segregated transport and group activities – can the future be community based? Can we find ways of supporting people to play an active part in their local community while continuing to connect with much valued friends and interest and remain safe?
This webinar series isn’t about persuading people of the need for change – that’s a decision for the people you support and you. Instead it is about supporting change leaders by sharing some of the key components for a fast transition to an assets and community based way of working.
We know that you need to move fast (conversations about the future are happening now) so we have designed the webinar series to take place over two weeks. We aim to contribute to enabling you to reshape day services after covid19, in the way which suits the people and places you work in.
The webinar series draws together tried and tested methodologies and new learning Each webinar will be facilitated by a different topic expert, with the series designed so that key change leaders will want to join every session with other team members joining some of the content.
A programme of 6 sessions delivered online between 14th – 25th September
Session 1: Developing service change plans through co-design
It is essential that people lead the change and that we recognise the huge range of wants, aspirations, interests and support requirements of people using day services.
In this webinar, you’ll learn from experts by experience about co-design, and how you can use it to make sure the services/supports work for the people who use them.
Session 2: Training staff to find, map and engage communities
If we are to be part of the community then we need to better understand the huge range of opportunities available within each community. This might be as a volunteer, a member of an interest group, a course participant, a worker, a good neighbour, etc.
Community Mapping is a core skill for staff who are supporting individuals to move away from a single identity as ‘service user’ so that they make a contribution through positive roles and relationships in life beyond services. This webinar introduces a systematic approach on how to map local community opportunities and make connections, providing an opportunity for participants to explore perceptions about community inclusion and welcome.
Session 3: Brave leadership for change
Leading change is hard work. Leading day service change means supporting people who use services, families and staff through excitement and fear. It means using limited resources very differently and engaging in a new range of partnerships.
The session draws on, amongst others, Dr Brene Brown’s work around human connection, shame, courage, empathy and leadership and the four pillars of courage: Rumbling with Vulnerability; Living our Values; Braving trust; Learning to rise after falls and setbacks.
Session 4: Moving from Assessments to Good Conversations
We need to move away from a service based simply on identifying people’s needs towards one that understands and recognises both people’s skills and asset’s and the support that they may require from us.
This interactive workshop we will explore the value of a different conversation that identifies strengths and seeks to understand what matters to people and some of the skills needed to underpin this. We will also look at tools that help with this and which build on those strengths and community-based opportunities to identify solutions with people.
Session 5: Community inclusion approaches with individuals
We will explore some of the different ways that we can support people to connect and contribute in their communities. Drawing on stories from Time to Connect and beyond we will share examples and point towards some of the tried and tested approaches that NDTi has developed and used over many years.
Session 6: Identifying and achieving structural change
To achieve day services change we have to think very differently about individual funding and the use of budgets, transport and travel options, how and when staff work, establishing new community resources, the accessibility of community building and changing spaces, young people moving through transitions, etc.
This webinar will share positive examples and strategies as well as drawing on the experiences and ideas of participants to develop the very different foundations required by community based supports.
Each session will last for between 1½ - 2 hours
How to book?
The cost is £700 + VAT per organisation (this might be a provider or a local authority) which secures 5 places on each of the webinars.
Please complete the online booking form here and as the webinars are almost full, we will confirm as soon as we can whether you have secured a place for your organisation.
For more information contact Lyn Griffiths on Lyn.Griffiths@ndti.org.uk