Article 39 sends love and solidarity to our friends at #CareExpConf who held an historic conference in Liverpool earlier this year, and today launch two ground-breaking reports.
The first report, from the Research and Academic Group, shares the themes and messages of five workshops held across the day. Unusual for conference reports, and to the Group’s great credit, it contains reflections on the conference itself – what worked well, what didn’t work and what could be done differently next time. We hope this signals the #CareExpConf is here to stay.
The second document is a summary report of the whole process – the build-up, the event itself and what must now be done. Heavily oversubscribed, 141 care experienced people, aged between 14 and 82, attended the day. The conference’s top 10 messages clearly and powerfully set out what changes are necessary for the care system to be worthy of its name:
Carolyne Willow, Article 39’s Director, said:
I have worked in and around the care system for over 30 years. This was the most loving, stimulating, energising and inspiring event I’ve ever attended. In fact, I feel I’m still there – because it’s left me with an abiding connection and determination to do everything in my power to honour the dignity, intelligence, humanity and imagination of all those behind this event. Gratitude and sincere respect to #CareExpConf. This is only the start!