"Getting it Right – Effective Carer Involvement"

Duffy, J. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

Carer and user involvement has been part of the health and social care landscape for some time now. Carers Northern Ireland has organised a seminar - 'Getting it Right - Effective Carer Involvement' - to reflect on current best practice in involving carers in health and social care. The seminar aims to bring together health and social care professionals including commissioning teams, social care team leaders, carer co-ordinators, PPI leads, equality officers and others who work with carers to ask: What are the barriers to engagement? Why are carers seen as a hard to reach target group? What works? Joe Duffy, author of 'Looking out from the middle: User involvement in health and social care in Northern Ireland' (2008), will examine recommendations and themes arising from this report. He will be joined by his research colleague Brendan McKeever, a former carer. Brian O'Hagan will describe the carer's experience of involvement in the design and delivery of a Trust's user and carer involvement practices. The event takes place on Tuesday 29th November from 10.00am to 1.00pm, followed by lunch, in Grosvenor House, Belfast. There is no charge to attend. The session will bring together health and social care professionals including commissioning teams, social care team leaders, carer co-ordinators, PPI leads, equality officers and others who work with carers to ask: What are the barriers to engagement? Why are carers seen as a hard to reach target group? What works?
Period29 Nov 2011
Held atCarers Northern Ireland, United Kingdom