Connected Care Camp on the 7th December is bringing together front line staff, managers, people who use health and care services as well as carers to explore how we can improve the wider care sector.
You can read more about the event at: http://shirleyayres.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/welcome-to-the-connected-care-camp-on-7th-december-2013-psicare/
Connected Care Camp is part of the Public Service Launchpad a new programme to help passionate people who work either paid or unpaid in all kinds of public services – whether in local government, housing associations, health services, the third sector, social enterprises or elsewhere to develop ideas to solve the problems that they encounter every day. Ideas can involve small changes or radical redesign of services.
Not everyone can attend this one-off event in person but you can join in on Twitter using the hashtag #psicare.
We know what many of the problems are, many are making headlines on a daily basis so we are looking for solutions that work and that can scale.
What would be on your wish list for how community care and support could look like in the 21st Century? We need a clearer vision of what works and who could benefit so that we can optimise the skills and resources we currently have. This includes decommissioning services that are not effective.
In a fragmented health and care system we need to be clear about who has responsibilities for action, how organisations and communities can be more effective and how health, care and housing can be better co-ordinated around people who could benefit.
To help us organise the day and better engage the wider community via social media we would welcome your responses to our survey.