The work that was started to make changes with Day Opportunities has been made into a short video there is an FAQ to compliment the short video.
Although our co-production journey has been interrupted by the COVID 19 Pandemic we would like to establish engagement with people again to continue to develop services in Pembrokeshire.
In November and December last year we wrote to people and held a number of events to talk to about the exciting project we and Peopletoo are embarking on; to co-produce a new model of Day Opportunities with people who use services in Pembrokeshire.
We know how important Day Opportunities are to people and we want to make sure that there is something for everyone.
At the moment we are busy arranging a number of fun and interactive co-production events that will take place around Pembrokeshire during the month of February 2019.
Events will be happening in Community Centres and in a number of Day Centres which will be running during the day and the evening.
You are welcome to come along to any event that you choose.
During these events we want to hear the views of people who currently use Day Opportunities in Pembrokeshire, and those who might use Day Opportunities in the future.
We want to know:
· What is working well?
· What is not working well?
· What needs to change to make things better in the future?
To make sure you can have your say and keep up to date with the developments of the project we will:
We look forward to seeing you!
Q Why are you doing this?
A There are currently a range of Day Opportunities within the County; Pembrokeshire County Council Day Centres provide Day Care Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Older People. There are also a range of independent organisations (providers) providing different types of Day Opportunities. However, we want to make sure that Pembrokeshire has something for everyone.
From listening to what people have told us and from talking to people about what is important to them, we know that there are things that we can do better and differently together so that Day Opportunities in Pembrokeshire are meaningful to individuals and enable people to achieve their aspirations.
Q What are the timescales?
A The first stage was completed after holding 13 coproduction events in February 2019. From this a questionnaire gathered views on the proposed new model.
Timescales for the development of new services will all depend on what it is we co-produce.
Q Has Cabinet been involved in this process?
A Yes this is ongoing, and Cllr Tessa Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Social Services is a member of the project group. Cabinet received updates on progress. Any future model of day opportunities we come up with will need to be shared with Cabinet for their agreement.
Q What is the purpose of the video ‘Our Co-production journey – Day Opportunities in Pembrokeshire’?
A This is a short video that can be viewed on PCC website. Our journey has been interrupted by COVID 19. We are now restarting our services & want to continue our co-production work. The video is a short film that looks at what we have done so far and how things could look in the future. We introduce the idea of having one centralised point where information about all services and opportunities will be available in a ‘bureau’ that customers could access once they have an assessment or want to explore purchasing services directly. The ‘spokes’ will be all the services & opportunities in Pembrokeshire.
Q How do we know that customers/ families /carers views will be listened to?
A We would like to involve customers, family & carers through having sub groups to share thoughts & ideas.
Q What happens next?
A We need to test this idea with a small group of people & find out if it works.
Q Who can I contact if I have any questions?
A Telephone the Council’s Contact Centre and they will transfer you to a member of the Project Group. The number is 01437 764551.