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What Matters to You: A discussion on person centred care and caring

A session by Janice Dunn, Jim Guyan, Parveen Khan, Shaun Maher, Irene Oldfather, Jennifer Rodgers, Tommy Whitelaw and John Whitfield
Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations Scotland, Scottish Government Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and Deafblind Scotland

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The ‘What Matters to You’ (WMTY) approach of person centred care and active listening, has been at the heart of the ALLIANCE’s Carer Voices project since 2016; sitting on the WMTY Scotland and World Steering Groups, and having gathered 30,000 WMTY pledges from health and social care colleagues. Although every day should involve taking the time to ask people what and who matters to them, on Wednesday 9 June we celebrate WMTY day.

To mark WMTY day ALLIANCE Director of Strategy and Engagement, Irene Oldfather, and National Lead for Caring and Outreach, Tommy Whitelaw, will be joined by colleagues from across health and social care, carers and families in a panel discussion on the importance of starting conversations with the intent to listen. This interactive session will encourage reflection from participants on the key principles of the WMTY movement.

Panellists will include Shaun Maher, Strategic Advisor on Person centred Care at the Scottish Government and Chair of the WMTY Scotland Steering Group, Jennifer Rodgers, Deputy Nurse Director at NHSGGC and pioneer of the WMTY approach in Scotland, and Parveen Khan, Race Equality Mainstreaming Officer at CEMVO and member of the WMTY Scotland Steering Group, and Janice Dunn, Jim Guyan and John Whitfield, participants in Carer Voices WMTY projects.

This session will also include the launch of a short film, produced by the ALLIANCE, featuring unpaid carers from across Scotland sharing what matters to them.

This live session will be recorded. Accessibility – BSL / English interpreters and electronic note-takers will be provided for this session.

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