It is our privilege to present here the Summary Report and Research and Academic Group Report of the “Conference for Care Experienced People” (CareExpConf). Our conference began as an opportunity to give care experienced people of all ages a platform for their collective voice to be heard, but thanks to the drive and ambition of the team it became so much more, a wonderful celebration of the creative diversity of the care experienced community. The reports attempt to offer a brief glimpse of the many views and different perspectives of those who attended conference, informed by the wisdom of years as well as the freshness of recent experience. We believe they can make a significant contribution to future academic research.
Such was the need for an event of this type that the conference was heavily oversubscribed and even before the conference took place there were calls for more such opportunities to be created.
Our delegates told us in their very positive feedback that the conference was a success as a ‘stand alone’ event, but we have greater ambitions. We want it to be judged on the impact that it makes. The conference achieved significant coverage from the media and has attracted the interest of those in positions of power. Our hope is that this report will result in the greater engagement that care experienced people seek and will in time lead to change and improvement.
Conference, report and research files: