From September 21st to 24th inspiring and thoughtful speakers from across the care and support sector will meet online to share their experiences of using, delivering and managing services in Wales.
They will be talking to MtM’s Jurors – fifteen members of the public who will ask them questions to get to the heart of what really matters in social care and how we can make that happen together.
At the end of the week the Jurors will produce a series of recommendations that will be presented to Welsh Government and shared with organisations across Wales.
MtM will be live-streaming the sessions so you can hear everything the Jurors hear; it will be an incredible opportunity to learn more about:
- Innovative services – how they came about and why they work
- How different organisations have responded to the pandemic
- What day to day life is like for people who are unpaid carers and for those who use support services – find out what makes their lives easier or more complicated
- The priorities of the public as the Jurors ask questions and get to the heart of matters
Virtual Citizens’ Jury 2020 Doing what really matters in social care in Wales, how can we make it happen together?
Monday, Sept. 21st VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE AND THE REALITY OF SOCIAL CARE DELIVERY IN WALES
- 10:00 – 10:20 Albert Heaney, Deputy Director General, Welsh Government opens the Virtual Citizens’ Jury.
- 10:20 – 11:00 Gwenda Thomas discusses the background to, inception of and aspiration for the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act.
- 11:00 – 12:00 Sarah Day, Practice Solutions, Jenny O’Hara Jakeway, Credu and Ossie Stuart, Equality and Diversity Consultant discuss social care and visions for the future.
- 14:00 – 15:00 Sue Evans, Social Care Wales and Eve Parkinson, Adult Services, Monmouthshire, discuss the delivery of social care in Wales.
Tuesday, Sept. 22nd THE EXPERIENCES OF UNPAID CARERS AND PEOPLE USING SUPPORT SERVICES
- 11:00 – 12:00 D and K, two parent-carers, discuss their experiences of raising their sons.
- 14:00 – 15:00 S and H discuss their experiences of using support services.
Wednesday, Sept. 23rd GOOD PRACTICE BEFORE AND DURING THE PANDEMIC
- 10:30 – 12:00 Dave Horton, ACE (Action in Caerau and Ely), Nick French, Innovate Trust and Claire Sullivan, NEWCIS discuss their work, the principles that underpin it and how they know it provides excellent support.
- 14:00 – 15:00 Sue Nicholson, Mencap Chepstow and Amber Powell, Carers Wales discuss services they developed in response to the pandemic.
Thursday, Sept. 24th BRINGING ABOUT CHANGE
- 10:30 – 12:00 Members of the Gwent Regional Partnership Board and Citizens’ Panel discuss their role and bringing about change through integrated projects.
- 14:00 – 15:00 Nick Andrews, Swansea University and Chris Bolton, Good Practice Exchange at the Wales Audit Office discuss their work and ideas for making change happen.
- 15:00 – 15:15 Close of public proceedings by Neil Wooding, Chair of Measuring the Mountain’s Steering Group