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In the shoes of … | Gill’s Mum: “Sunk without trace”

When I called in to see Mum, I found her busy; busy trying to sort out her handwritten blog. Cutting and pasting it the old way – by rewriting bits. It is lovely to see Mum starting to write regularly … Continue reading

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A is for Action; B is for Bold; C is for Crazy! The #MatExp ABC has been a bit … D for Dynamic!!

Have you been following the #MatExp journey? Have you been following the #MatExp ABC? It has been so exciting and so so full on that I haven’t had time to write a blog about it – and I don’t think … Continue reading

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Looking at issues from different perspectives. Now known as #thoughtdiversity … ;-)

”In the early days of Whose Shoes?, I worked closely with a wonderful, person-centred Senior Lecturer called Ali Gardner who was at that time working at Manchester Metropolitan University. She now has a similar role at the University of Central Lancashire – who … Continue reading

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In the shoes of…a social work student | Passionate about personalisation for everyone

Today we have a brand new perspective. A woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was sneered at by professionals when she was “just” a support worker. So she decided to qualify as a social worker!  For Day 20  of our series … Continue reading

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The elephant in the room…

I was delighted to be invited to the IMPACT event in Manchester this week. A wide range of interesting people from a wide range of interesting organisations gathered to help solve a tricky problem… A team from Manchester Metropolitan University Business … Continue reading

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On the buses. In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum :)

According to a report in the paper, free bus passes may end. This would be a disaster for some people I regularly meet on the bus which they rely on, not just for transport but as a social lifeline. They … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … members of Force 4 Change, user-led group in Leicestershire

NEW VIDEO Building on from the recent interview with Karen Kidd, Chair of Force 4 Change in Leicestershire, we have now compiled this short video giving an overview of the recent Whose Shoes? workshop we shared with the group. Force 4 … Continue reading

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It’s not all about dull meetings… a breath of fresh air!

I was delighted today to see an imaginative approach to problem solving being advocated by Pollyanna Perkins  in the Guardian Society …. Yes, Pollyanna Perkins, that well-known  director of adult social care for a large local authority. “She writes under … Continue reading

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Growing our Community – following up to make a difference!

Guest post by Philippa Codd UPDATE….  And here is the Video of “Growing our Community” Whose Shoes? event – Cherwell Care We are all still buzzing from the fantastic #Cherwell (yes, we even had a #hashtag!) service user engagement event we … Continue reading

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Teamwork – lessons from the Cricket World Cup!

Teamwork – lessons from the Cricket World Cup!  Well, it has been some weekend. No, I’m not talking about Mothers’ Day, although it was very nice visiting Baddesley Clinton and enjoying all the wonderful daffodils. No, I am talking about … Continue reading

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