Hello and welcome to the Planning Care Network; a place for people who access services, carers, staff and partner agencies, to share ideas around care coordination and care planning.
The Network is a single place for everyone to have conversations, this is a new approach and replaces a tradition of having separate conversations in separate places. Hopefully, this will be an open place to share ideas, thoughts and experiences. It’s a place where everyone can share what is going well and what can be better.
The Network is an initiative to engage better with people; to bring service and practice initiatives, together with the agendas of people that use services and their carers/supporters. There has been concern that more traditional ways of improving Planning Care have not reached the right people and have not had the positive effect that was envisaged. So it’s time to do things differently; for this to work, your support is needed.
This approach won’t be without challenges; the first challenge will be encouraging people to comment. Any ideas on that one please?
Some of the things you can expect to see on here are:-
- The planning care work plan
- Opportunities to get involved
- Requests for your views and opinions
- A quarterly ‘get together’ (yep, happy to hear what you want this to look like)
- Feedback from events, meetings etc.
Over and above that, I would really like to hear from you; if you have a post to publish, send it to me at email@example.com and I will post it on here. This is an opportunity for you to share & pose questions.
Are you new to ‘blogging’?
For people who may not know how to comment on this blog, here is some help in five easy steps (easy when you know how):
1. After you have read the post, you are invited to ‘please share your thoughts’. To do this, click in the grey box underneath ‘enter your comment here….’
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3. Fill in your email address. This won’t be shared.
4. Fill in your name. This is the name that will appear on the comment.
5. Press ‘post comment’. That’s it, your comment will appear Ta-dah!
The serious stuff – guidance for using this site
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Some Good Practice Tips:
- Be careful about the personal details you post online;
- Think about what you want to use your online profile for, applying appropriate security and preferences settings as necessary;
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- Be aware of your personal responsibility for the words you post and also for your comments on the blog. Don’t say anything on-line that you would not say personally or wish others to hear. Avoid unattributable anonymous comments.
- When registering with the website, understand what you are signing up to by reading the terms and conditions carefully and importantly determine what security, confidentially and liability claims, undertakings and exclusions exist.
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