Choose Life, Choose Self-Directed Support

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Join LivinToGeThere for a conference celebrating Self-directed Support and the opportunities it can bring.

LivingTogeThere is a Community Interest Company dedicated to guiding people through Self-directed Support. This conference is sponsored by the Life Changes Trust. The conference will focus on thinking differently, challenging the ‘usual’ and exploring creative ways to make Self-directed Support work. You will learn about Creative examples of Self-directed Support. We will demystify Self-directed Support (policies, jargon and loooooong processes). You will explore the benefits of working together and Advocacy, Brokerage and Mentoring.

How? What? Why?

Programme
• Opening and welcome from LivingTogeThere – A Community Interest Company.
• ‘My Self-directed Support experience’. A straightforward, honest insight into the eventually successful journey for
some!
• Advocacy, the evolving and beneficial role of advocacy within Self-directed support. Examples of how to do it well.
• Brokerage, the role it can play in utilising Self-directed Support. Examples of how to do it well.
• Mentoring, how to use this approach to develop skills for the future. Examples of how to do it well.
• ‘It wasn’t out there so we did it ourselves’. A powerful example of peer collaboration using individual outcomes for
service development.
• ‘I may be getting older but it’s still my choice’, a reflective story of a person sharing their difficult journey. What they
needed then, what they need now.
• A forward thinking Local Authority. The areas that are thinking differently!
• Navigating the road – uplifting discussion and contribution focused on making the best use of resources.

Our Audience
• Anyone with an interest in utilising Self-directed Support .
• Anyone currently using Self-directed Support.
• Third sector workers, middle managers and other related staff who work on Assessment and Referral of individuals.
• Individuals working in the fields of Advocacy, Brokerage, Coaching, Mentoring, Social Enterprise, Health and Social
Care service delivery.
• Local Authority Health and Social Work staff, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Assessment and Care Management staff.
• Independent sector staff, Development Managers, Service Managers, Training Managers.

Cost
Tickets will be £10, we believe it is important to put a value on attending. The ticket price includes lunch and

tea/coffee. We anticipate approximately 100-125 people will attend.

Booking places
We will take bookings directly, please email [email protected] To discuss any aspect of booking your tickets
please telephone Julie – 07949037772

Stay and play
We have allowed for some after event discussion and have booked space for participants to discuss the day from 3.30pm –
5.00pm.
The event will be filmed and views of participants recorded.
A short film of the event will be published, participants will be encouraged to establish contacts and work on ideas. True
partnership working

Choose Life, Choose Self-Directed Support

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Join LivinToGeThere for a conference celebrating Self-directed Support and the opportunities it can bring.

LivingTogeThere is a Community Interest Company dedicated to guiding people through Self-directed Support. This conference is sponsored by the Life Changes Trust. The conference will focus on thinking differently, challenging the ‘usual’ and exploring creative ways to make Self-directed Support work. You will learn about Creative examples of Self-directed Support. We will demystify Self-directed Support (policies, jargon and loooooong processes). You will explore the benefits of working together and Advocacy, Brokerage and Mentoring.

How? What? Why?

Programme
• Opening and welcome from LivingTogeThere – A Community Interest Company.
• ‘My Self-directed Support experience’. A straightforward, honest insight into the eventually successful journey for
some!
• Advocacy, the evolving and beneficial role of advocacy within Self-directed support. Examples of how to do it well.
• Brokerage, the role it can play in utilising Self-directed Support. Examples of how to do it well.
• Mentoring, how to use this approach to develop skills for the future. Examples of how to do it well.
• ‘It wasn’t out there so we did it ourselves’. A powerful example of peer collaboration using individual outcomes for
service development.
• ‘I may be getting older but it’s still my choice’, a reflective story of a person sharing their difficult journey. What they
needed then, what they need now.
• A forward thinking Local Authority. The areas that are thinking differently!
• Navigating the road – uplifting discussion and contribution focused on making the best use of resources.

Our Audience
• Anyone with an interest in utilising Self-directed Support .
• Anyone currently using Self-directed Support.
• Third sector workers, middle managers and other related staff who work on Assessment and Referral of individuals.
• Individuals working in the fields of Advocacy, Brokerage, Coaching, Mentoring, Social Enterprise, Health and Social
Care service delivery.
• Local Authority Health and Social Work staff, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Assessment and Care Management staff.
• Independent sector staff, Development Managers, Service Managers, Training Managers.

Cost
Tickets will be £10, we believe it is important to put a value on attending. The ticket price includes lunch and

tea/coffee. We anticipate approximately 100-125 people will attend.

Booking places
We will take bookings directly, please email [email protected] To discuss any aspect of booking your tickets
please telephone Julie – 07949037772

Stay and play
We have allowed for some after event discussion and have booked space for participants to discuss the day from 3.30pm –
5.00pm.
The event will be filmed and views of participants recorded.
A short film of the event will be published, participants will be encouraged to establish contacts and work on ideas. True
partnership working

Choose Life, Choose Self-Directed Support

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Join LivinToGeThere for a conference celebrating Self-directed Support and the opportunities it can bring.

LivingTogeThere is a Community Interest Company dedicated to guiding people through Self-directed Support. This conference is sponsored by the Life Changes Trust. The conference will focus on thinking differently, challenging the ‘usual’ and exploring creative ways to make Self-directed Support work. You will learn about Creative examples of Self-directed Support. We will demystify Self-directed Support (policies, jargon and loooooong processes). You will explore the benefits of working together and Advocacy, Brokerage and Mentoring.

How? What? Why?

Programme
• Opening and welcome from LivingTogeThere – A Community Interest Company.
• ‘My Self-directed Support experience’. A straightforward, honest insight into the eventually successful journey for
some!
• Advocacy, the evolving and beneficial role of advocacy within Self-directed support. Examples of how to do it well.
• Brokerage, the role it can play in utilising Self-directed Support. Examples of how to do it well.
• Mentoring, how to use this approach to develop skills for the future. Examples of how to do it well.
• ‘It wasn’t out there so we did it ourselves’. A powerful example of peer collaboration using individual outcomes for
service development.
• ‘I may be getting older but it’s still my choice’, a reflective story of a person sharing their difficult journey. What they
needed then, what they need now.
• A forward thinking Local Authority. The areas that are thinking differently!
• Navigating the road – uplifting discussion and contribution focused on making the best use of resources.

Our Audience
• Anyone with an interest in utilising Self-directed Support .
• Anyone currently using Self-directed Support.
• Third sector workers, middle managers and other related staff who work on Assessment and Referral of individuals.
• Individuals working in the fields of Advocacy, Brokerage, Coaching, Mentoring, Social Enterprise, Health and Social
Care service delivery.
• Local Authority Health and Social Work staff, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Assessment and Care Management staff.
• Independent sector staff, Development Managers, Service Managers, Training Managers.

Cost
Tickets will be £10, we believe it is important to put a value on attending. The ticket price includes lunch and

tea/coffee. We anticipate approximately 100-125 people will attend.

Booking places
We will take bookings directly, please email [email protected] To discuss any aspect of booking your tickets
please telephone Julie – 07949037772

Stay and play
We have allowed for some after event discussion and have booked space for participants to discuss the day from 3.30pm –
5.00pm.
The event will be filmed and views of participants recorded.
A short film of the event will be published, participants will be encouraged to establish contacts and work on ideas. True
partnership working

Exploring social care workforce innovation in the Highlands

Workforce Matters ran a workforce event for providers in Inverness on Wednesday 18th May. ‘Exploring Social Care Workforce Innovation in the Highlands’ proved to be a very successful event, with almost 40 providers attending.

We were delighted that colleagues from the SSSC, Care Inspectorate, Strathclyde University, Scottish Government and Bluebird Care joined us for the day, sharing relevant and interesting information with the group.

Despite providers facing extremely challenging times, there was a huge amount of innovative practice shared, and an enthusiasm for exploring different ways of working. We hope to run another event in the Highlands before the end of the year.