Even the best can do better – The Open University publish Wave-length paper

Even the best can do better – The Open University publish Wave-length paper

Ann Johnson of Wave-length has her name in print as a co-author of the Open Universities paper ‘Working with Service users and carers’ arriving in Wave-lengths post box yesterday

The glossy paper provides a best practice guide for staff involved in the Open University social work programme in England

Ann co-author with June Sadd researched and produced the 16 page document. Exploring not just the possibilities for involvement but how to ensure its meaningful, effective and rewarding for all.

There are many areas covered for best practice within the document here are just a few

  • Are you clear about the nature, role and purpose of involving the service user/carer
  • Is there an openness and negotiation about how you are going to work with the service user/carer
  • Have you thought about the power imbalances implicit in this contact
  • Have you got the right person for the piece of work
  • Have you allowed enough time for tasks to be thought about and completed

If you work with Service Users and Carers it important to consider how meaningful this involvement is – Wave-length can as proven assist with this

 

Posted September 19th, 2013 In News

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