MIDLANDS 'SEEDS OF HOPE' 2021 CONFERENCE
Aims of Seeds of Hope
Aim 1. To work towards a Midlands Conference in 2021.
Aim 2. Promote the Top 10 messages across our Region.
Aim 3. To reach out to ever more diverse voices waiting to be heard.
Aim 4. Raise awareness about a lifetime of Love, Respect, Equality Dignity (Lifelong Links).
Aim 5. Maximise the potential of the involvement of NHS England.
Aim 6. Begin a discussion about how we afford to support different care generations for both the Journey to Conference day, Conference day and post-conference too.
Aim 7. Share our Midlands Journey and build on links across all Social and Professional Networks.
Aim 8. Fully utilise our Research and Academic Group to help to identify a Researcher and making available post-conference reports re outcomes.
5 Key Messages
A kaleidoscope of community #CEP #Seedsofhope. A rich tapestry of beautiful people, lifetime connections, cultivating seeds for change, growth and legacy, Hug quota filled for the day, hugs that make you feel home, these people make my soul smile Katrina Goodman @LionessGoodman
Firstly, the positive energy, enthusiasm and commitment of all those present and I’m sure those who sent apologises which is great but also presents challenges in terms of coordinating and organising that towards shared goals. Secondly, there maybe more in view than realistically achievable, so we may have to refine the aims of the Conference a little further. There will have to be careful consideration of delegation of some of the responsibility for running aspects of the Conference. It was inspiring to meet the group and to feel the energy. Alison 'Osullivan @aosullivan01
A thought came to mind about the 7th was the lack of ego. It was also refreshing to hear professionals open to new ways to deliver a compassionate service. I sense a hope that this may well happen, that with the right model and interdisciplinary group, could create something strong, compassionate and sustainable for our #CEP across the Midlands. Sophia Kahn @survive2thrive4.
As a social worker, I recognised the various failure of our care systems for our care experienced children and adults I don’t want to see history repeat itself time and time again. As professionals and Government it is time to act in humility recognising when we have got things wrong and willing to be lead by Care Experienced People to bring about the necessary changes to turns lives around rather than upside We can do this and we are willing Nushra Mansuri @NushraMansuri
There was an amazing 'synergy' of bringing together older and newer family/friends from, altogether different and diverse backgrounds, lived and professional experience. There was real warmth, common understanding and shared empathy. Getting to know each other through our Icebreaker was a real joy and learning new things about each other. Seeing/hearing the passion of new people coming on board, as well as valuing older generational lived experience was amazing. All of which reflects/mirrors the essence of our Care Experienced Conference 'Seeds of Hope' Journey. Looking forward to flourishing together in the future when we are ALL through these unprecedented times Jackie and Ian.