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Transforming your care seminars UPDATE

The Rights in Community Care seminar series offers an opportunity to explore critical issues affecting the provision of social care in Northern Ireland against the backdrop of Transforming Your Care. The seminars feature speakers from both the statutory and non-statutory sectors, followed by discussion time.

Unfortunately the seminar due to take place on 22 November (Personalisation, Rights and Excellence in Care) has had to be postponed until February, due to availability of speakers.

The next seminar will now be Involving the Experts: Making the Most of Service User and Carer Participation. It will take place on Friday 6 December, from10.30am-12.30pm at Groundwork NI, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.

The seminar will focus on user and carer involvement in service planning, review and delivery. Speakers are:

  • Jo Moriarty from King's College London, who has researched current best practice in engaging users and carers and is the author of Social Care Institute for Excellence practice guide on participation;
  • Maeve Hully, Chief Executive of the Patient Client Council who will talk about the role of the Patient Client Council in supporting and promoting public and personal involvement, and what opportunities TYC offers to improve engagement in health and social care;
  • a carer (TBC) who is involved in planning at NI-wide strategic level through roles in a number of regional strategic implementation groups;
  • Laura Collins, who is engaging in local commissioning by taking up a carer place on one of the new ICPs.

For more information, or to book a free place, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Another seminar, Transitions in care: lessons to be learned, will be held on 17 January 2014 at the Law Centre.

The Rights in Community Care Group (RICC) is an umbrella group of organisations including Law Centre (NI), Carers Northern Ireland, Age NI, UNISON, Disability Action and Alzheimer's Society.

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