5. Get involved

If you are passionate about making a difference in Adult Social Care, please get in touch with us. 

Ed Lowe, co-chair of Our Voice, describes what being involved is all about.

Ways to get involved

There are different ways to get involved:

  • You could find out about getting involved with Our Voice by contacting the co-production group to arrange a conversation about your interests and experience with Adult Social Care.

"I joined Our Voice because co-production is a radical way of working which is empowering for those who use services. It is the best way of working for everyone." 
- Alyson (carer with lived experience)

  • You could come along to a listening space and share your experiences of Adult Social Care.

"I attended a Listening Space with a Service Director after a number of carers had raised concerns over the approach that would be taken to highlight carer's issues in the future. We discussed our experience and focused on our ideas for improving things. I then got involved in developing Carers Space Notts, which I hope will mean more carers feel listened to and able to get involved in issues that matter to them, giving them an equal say in shaping how things work in the future." 
- Adrian (carer with lived experience)

  • You could get involved in or share your thoughts about one of our projects.

"I joined a project to make the council's information about direct payments easier for everyone to understand as it wasn't. I worked with staff and other people designing new factsheets and a webpage. I felt my opinions were heard and taken on board and I learnt alot too. Now I feel very empowered and want to do more." 
- Ami (person with lived experience)

  • If you are a carer, you can join the Carers Space Notts mailing list to find out about different things that are happening across the county and how you can get involved. 
  • If you have lived experience of Adult Social Care you can sign up for Notts Co-production Network mailing list by providing your name and email address. This is a brand new network being developed by Pohwer (independent advocacy provider) through which Adult Social Care will be sharing opportunities to get involved as well as listening and finding out what matters to people who use our services.

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