Yesterday, I had a brilliant virtual meeting with the Slough co-production network. We talked about the great work they have been doing locally and how this can help shape the social care reform that is so badly needed nationally.
The Slough co-production network is made up of local residents with experience of health and social care services and professionals working in social care. Together, they design and reform local services so they can deliver the best outcomes for the people who use these services.
By empowering local people to shape social care in their area, the Slough co-production network are transforming the way services are delivered, including mental health services and services for unpaid carers.
In my experience of working in health and social care, the most powerful changes I have seen are when local people who use and deliver services are empowered to shape and design these services. This is at the heart of Labour’s vision for social care