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All Staff Conference 2017

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Norton Park Conference Centre

57 Albion Road

Edinburgh

EH7 5QY

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Making Connections – Making pathways smoother.

With each other across the organisation to better understand each others work, for our learning and professional development, with communities and community assets and with the people we represent, with the wider policy landscape and with national and local government, with good practice and research, with funders, the importance of connections and meaningful relationships for protecting and improving mental health, with our and other services to enable smooth transitions and pathways for the people we support, to generate new ideas and innovations

Key aims/objectives

  • To build our understanding of the importance of connections

  • To learn from each other’s practice about the connections we all have

  • To explore our external connections to assets

  • To identify ways of improving connectivity

  • To increase communication and build staff relationships.

Audience = This is our internal annual conference - Health in Mind - Staff and Board members, expecting between 50-70 participants, from across all of our services and regions of work.

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The conference will be interactive, with plenty of group discussions. We will have 3 key inputs to help us think about the theme and get us in to the key discussions. These are

The conference will be opened by either our Chief Executive Gwenn McCreath, and/ or Wendy Bates (Deputy CE) who will talk about the changes that have been happening this year, the direction we are going in and why the practice of Making Connections is so important to what we are about.

Mark Kelvin, Programme Director, with the Alliance Scotland (Health and Social Care Alliance) Mark’s work at a national level involves the strategic development of the Links Worker Programme and the ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing resources in Scotland.

https://future-pathways.co.uk/ Flora Henderson will speak towards the later part of the day about Future Pathways Scotland’s new In Care Survivor project covering learning to-date and the importance of ‘making connections & making smoother pathways’ This will be a useful update to all staff about progress and why connections are important to the pathways for the people the service supports, what kind of brokerage has future pathways undertaken and what sorts of connections and services are they finding are needed. It will also be set in the context of House of Care.

Lunch is provided. Please tell us of any specific dietry needs.

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