Peoples Parliament Attend Inclusion North Meeting
- Created: Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:00
Three service user representatives from ‘Peoples Parliament’ (the service user forum for Danshell’s services in the North East) attended the Confirm and Challenge meeting organised by Inclusion North last week. The meeting, held at Sunderland People First’s office, was attended by service user representatives, and their carer’s and family representatives from all over the North East of England.
The Danshell reps, who were chosen at the previous week’s Peoples Parliament, were Damien and Catherine from Hollyhurst, and Paul from Redlands. The forum aloud all of the attendees the opportunity to meet with other service users groups from across the North East and discuss different points that were important to them.
The agenda included how to communicate the Transforming Care programme more easily to everyone. Everyone liked the idea of making a video with people in the NE to express their own opinions and feelings about using understandable language. There was also a discussion with a GP about ways to make medication more understandable by making its purpose and side effects clearer to all.
Inclusion North is an organisation that promotes the inclusion of people with learning disabilities, their families, and carers. They want people with learning disabilities to live fantastic lives, and they support their members to make sure that dream becomes a reality.
Sunderland People First is an independent champion for people with learning disabilities and autism in Sunderland. They aim to promote the rights, equality and diversity of people with learning disabilities and autism. Sunderland People First has been recognised both locally and nationally for improving people’s lives.