Appreciative Inquiry to celebrate adult social care. Invitation and date for your diary: Friday 3 December 2021, 9.30am-12.30pm
Devon County Council has been working hard all year with a range of national, regional and local partners to find new ways to address the workforce challenge facing adult social care. We’ve been co-ordinating this with our colleagues in the NHS and wider local government through our ‘LoveCare’ programme.
We’ve already thanked care workers for their commitment throughout the pandemic and made a public Call To Action. Our new Proud To Care campaign was launched in October and we want to build on this momentum through a ground-breaking Appreciative Inquiry event, which we hope you will be able to ‘witness’.
On Friday 3 December between 9.30am and 12.30pm, we will be bringing together system leaders (nationally and locally), care workers, care providers (from our PEN co-design group) and colleagues from one of our Local Care Partnerships to celebrate social care and ask: “How can it be even better?” We have made a series of short films which will act as a stimulus for discussion and action. The materials prepared for the event will be made available for wider awareness-raising and will help shape a Prospectus For Change to address our workforce challenge.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we can only have a small number of people actually in the room but technology means we can invite many hundreds more to join us. The chat function in Teams will enable us to capture your thoughts and the event will be webcast so that the wider public can observe and offer their views.
The event is one part of what will be a sustained campaign in the coming year to better reward and value our care workforce.
We hope that you will be able to accept this invitation. Please respond to Julie Treleaven firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you are able to attend or if you wish to send a deputy.