1. Welcome, Introductions & Apologies
2. Update since last meeting
3. Break out tasks
a. Your Experience so far
b. What your support should look like
c. Vlogging! (Record what you think about NWCC/Chester)
4. Care Academy
5. Any Other business
Followed by a game of skittles!
John explained that:
We broke into three groups (Rick, Mary and Faye, James, Janet & Sarah and Hannah, Susan & Jodie who each created a ‘Voice App’ audio recording of their thoughts on :
· How well the Co-Op is working
· How it compares with previous experience of support
· How they would like it to develop
John outlined a proposal to develop our own Care Academy. We would train some people as Personal Assistants (PAs). This would involve some classroom and/or online theoretical learning, and some practical experience with our User and Employee Members.
The aim would be to train PAs in our way of doing things. User Members would be able to directly influence how trainee PAs develop through their feed-back, and successful trainees could join the co-op to support new user members.
Support for the idea was unanimous, with the caveat that User Members did not want to be over faced by too many trainees at one time
There was no other business and the meeting was concluded at 9.30pm.