We’re delighted to say that a project we’ve been heavily involved in has been nominated for a Trust Positive Practice Award by the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust.

Along with the Trust, the project was headed by by Penny Jenkins, Specialist Team Lead.

The CHAT  project has delivered 3 co-produced events for carers of adults with learning disabilities in the last year. These were created and delivered with family carers and LD health professionals from SPFT  with carers as equal partners.

The events gave family carers informal access to both health professional’s  and other carers experiences, in a conversational model, with a “ hats off” approach. They supported carer wellbeing with information and advice relevant to their current situation, learning, reflection, tools to help them with caring, and the opportunity to try some progressive relaxation at the end of the day.

The CHAT project team is made up of family carers, LD psychologists, Speech and Language therapists, Psychiatrists,  Nurses, and OT’s, we are a real team, and there has been so much learning for everyone involved in the co-production.

Penny said:

“None of this would have been possible without the amazing parent and family carers who have been part of this project from day one, and very special health professionals who have a real genuine care for families and family carers. “

The award ceremony takes place on the 8th November at the Brighton Metropole Hotel where the winners will also be announced.