For the last couple of months I have been working with Research In Practice for Adults , designing workshops that will fuel the design of a resource for frontline staff. Self directed support is one of the main things going on in social care at the moment. As a result there is a huge culture shift happening for all front line staff involved. RIPFA have designed a resource that practitioners can use themselves, not one that is used on them; so they can take control of what is happening to them and act. I am running three 'Change Playing' workshops to find out how practitioners feel about change.
I will be asking them to identify something that has motivated them that they/ their organisation has done, and something that has happened with a service user that has inspired them. Fundamentally, we want this resource to improve practice and give front line staff opportunities to talk about how the feel. We are also creating a depository for people to drop their own stories in .
Over the next two weeks I am traveling to Totnes, London, Manchester and Birmingham to deliver "Change Playing". I will be working alongside Gerry Nosowska to draw upon the expertise, knowledge and insights of front line staff to ensure this resource is the best it can be, and the most useful for them and their colleagues.
If you would like to know more about the project don't hesitate to get in touch. I will have some time in each city between trains and hotels, so if you would like to say hello just let me know.