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

"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. You can find out about our last Listening Spaces on Our Big Conversation web page

"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 a lot too. Now I feel very empowered and want to do more." 
- Ami (person with lived experience)

If you are a carer, you can join Carers Space Notts. They share information about things that are happening across the county and how you can get involved. They also co-design information sessions for carers on issues that really matter to them.

“My mum really enjoyed your Information Session because it was virtual and she could see people who she believed were talking directly to her instead of her reading from a leaflet.”
- Steph (carer with lived experience)

If you have lived experience of Adult Social Care and want to develop your skills and confidence before you get more involved, you can join Nottingham co-production group.

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