Part of the job of the Sefton Group is to attend Network meetings across the borough, finding out what’s going on and what people who live in Sefton think about the services that are provided for them in relation to healthand other issues.
Yesterday we attend 2 of these network meetings one of them for the first time after we had been invited by Wendy Anderson from Healthwatch.
The first meeting was The Community Champions Network, this group meet with Wendy from Healthwatch and is made up of people who provide services for the community of South Sefton. The meeting is also attended by the CCG which is the Clinical commisioning group, Angela Curran updates the group on the CCG’s plans so that we can give our opinion are around health.
Nicola and Simon attended the meeting it is always a bit scary to go to a meeting you have never been to before but they supported each other and the group were very welcoming.
We think this is going to be a very interesting meeting and wil give us the chance to get involved more in the health of the community.
Our other network meeting was the Sefton Ability meeting.
People First Merseyside Sefton Group has been a member of this group for a number of years. This meeting is for all people with diasbilites and not just learning disabilities this group discusses lots of issues around access to buildings, health, rights and many other things.
Yesterdays meeting was to talk about personal independence payments, this is the new benefit that people who receive DLA will be going on to in the near future.
David and Nicola attend this meeting and always have lots to contribute.
Networking is a great way of getting to know other groups and working with some great people.
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