Launch of Surrey PBS Network's Quality Experience Tool and Coaches Programme at the House of Commons
In October 2018 we were thrilled to be invited by MP Tom Brake to launch our initiatives at the House of Commons. Supported by our collaborative partners in these two projects - Consensus, Dimensions, Care Management Group, Choice Care Group and Pathways for Care who gave us an amazing spread and did most of the organising! Huge thanks to all of them. The afternoon was opened by Tom Brake who welcomed us to the House of Commons, we then heard from Ray James CBE (National Strategy Lead for Transforming Care with NHS England) on the importance of collaborative projects like ours in the national picture; Viv Cooper founder and leader of The Challenging Behaviour Foundation on the family voice and what families want from providers. Then our very own authors of both projects Tom Moore (Lead Commissioner for Autism Surrey CC) and Lynsey Way (Co-Chair SPBSN) spoke about the projects conception and role within Surrey with Sam Corbett co-author and Behaviour Consultant for Dimensions) and David Miland (Co-author and Behaviour Consultant for Pathways) rounded up with a summary of the QET and the coaches programme.
Since the launch in October and the beginning of both projects in November we are excited to announce we will also be presenting at The Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group on 23rd November 2018.
The co-authors of the QET from left to right:
Wendy Crowhurst; Lynsey Way; Tom Moore;Alison Mould; David Miland; Sam Corbett; Shama Khokar and not forgetting Jen Fookes who was unable to make it to the House of Commons!
To see our poster for the CB NSG in November click below.
The PBS Festival 'Inspiring' says Surrey County Council
In September 2017 SPBSN took part in the UK's first PBS festival held in our backyard, at Cobham. The network created a networking area with amazing coffee and set about engaging people in discussion. There was also the opportunity to make a pledge and hang it on our network wishing tree. To follow these pledges we set up #fest4ward on twitter and will be encouraging all those that pledged to post their feedback and share their journey with others.Families, professionals, support staff and academics were able to connect and share experiences, knowledge and skills which totally met our objective of building a community of support for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health difficulties and behaviours that might be considered challenging.
SPBSN on Social Media
Follow us on twitter or join our facebook group. Lots of information, advice and opportunities for families, staff and people they support are shared every day. On 23rd October SPBSN, The Association of PBS networks and The PBS Festival will be cohosting a twitter/facebook chat on PBS standards at 8.30pm. It is up to us all to drive up quality so join us and have your say!
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