3 workshops were held to share thoughts and ideas. Delegates could choose to join whichever workshop topic was of greatest interest to them you.
Each workshop focused on how lifestyle choices can be influenced and improved by early interventions and the use of services and resources.
The workshops covered choices for different aspects of life – health and wellbeing, social wellbeing and wellbeing when caring.
Workshop 1 – Health and Wellbeing with Gill Storey, Head of Physiotherapy at the Neuromuscular Centre
This workshop expanded on the earlier presentation and gave people with MD, their families, carers, education and health professionals the opportunity to raise issues that present barriers to improving their general health and fitness.
The group shared experiences and local barriers to exercise and therapies and explored realistic solutions.
Workshop 2 – Social Wellbeing with Miro Griffiths, Disability Rights Advisor.
This workshop facilitated an informal discussion on the key issues associated with the design, development and delivery of social care. The purpose of social care was considered and we reflected on whether individuals and families have real choice and control over the services they use and experience. The current types of services provided in Cheshire East was explored and we considered what role the community should have in working alongside the local authority.
Workshop 3 – Wellbeing When Caring with David Harvey CEO and Denise Coy from the Carers Trust
This workshop provided a brief overview of the Care Act and a discussed services which are able to offer support for people as they give care to others. Experiences were shared and there was an opportunity to contribute ideas about wellbeing and quality lives.