ChAD were approached by D.M.B.C commissioners to produce a list of questions to ask the companies who were applying to run the supported living homes .
After discussion with the committee and people they represent they forwarded the questions , These questions were then asked to the companies .
ChAD members were invited to the Civic Building to view power point presentations of what the companies policies and practices were answering the questions of both ChAD and the commissioners
The committee members then marked the presentations on the content of how good or poor they felt it was. These scores were added when the commissioners gave their overall ratings of the content of what they required .All the presentations were anonymous so ChAD did not know what company they were marking .
At a later date Committee members were invited back to ask further questions to the companies who had scored highest who had to give a another presentation .From these several companies will be awarded the contract .
ChAD were invited back in September 2018 to go through the same process .
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ChAD members enjoying a change from their usual serious topics and discussions. Craig, Raymond and Stewart thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the Big Health event at the English Institute for Sport in Sheffield where there were interactive workshops and a variety of accessible sports to enable everyone to improve their health and well being – and having fun at the same time.
At the ChAD meeting today members were joined by Rebecca from Inclusion North where they gave their input into the draft Yorkshire & Harrogate Easy Read Healthcare Partnership & Communication Plan.
ChAD has been very busy.
Sue is proud to support the members and explains what has been happening over the the last 12 months.
Members had a meeting recently and discussed the outcome of a report about a care setting. This short video shows what they thought about it.
ChAD held a focus group for WeAreStand where they discussed their experiences in hospitals, which were recorded and sent along with a written report.
The report is for a strategy review and will be shared with DBTH (Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals) where key themes and recommendations will be included and available to view in the autumn.
One of our members, with support was on the Expert by Experience Panel for the Local Authority Principal Social Worker post last month. All the panel members had devised their own questions which were relevant to the people they represented. The interviews were conducted via Microsoft Teams.
This Funding Project has now finished. We would again like to thank Net Funding for enabling us to produce the easy read booklets to reach the Learning Disability community. ChAD members were also able to keep in touch by computer with each other and produce work for inclusion in the booklets and other projects. The funding also gave members opportunities for socially distance meet ups during the pandemic.
We continue to celebrate lives and achievements during Learning Disability week.
A short video of our ChAD Secretary Mark, explaining his great achievements and what inspired him to follow his dream.
ChAD would like to say a huge thank you to Voluntary Action Doncaster for the Micro Grant which allowed us to buy resources needed to set up to work in an office environment.
It is very much appreciated.
Two of our members recently joined a meeting about Social Inclusion and Loneliness via Microsoft Teams.
They talked about what they felt was needed to help people who have a Learning Disability and how the Local Authority could help.