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Voices Scotland training day
The Voices Scotland programme, delivered by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS), is a national network of people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions who want have their say.
Through free VOICES and COSMIC workshops and on going support you will be provided with the knowledge, skills and confidence to work with the health and social care services to help plan new and better services. The VOICES workshops: Chest Voices, Hearty Voices and Stroke Voices (an accessible version of the training) enables you to have your say so that you can work with us to campaign and influence for improvements in health and social care.
The COSMIC workshops help you to influence the strategic agenda on Self Management,
Dave Bertin: Voices Scotland Lead
Tony Young: Voices Scotland Trainer
As a member of Voices Scotland you can use your passion and experience of living with your condition to make a difference.
Getting involved with the health and social care services and associated organisations which can be achieved at one (or more) of six different levels. You might like to think about which level your circumstances might allow you to become involved There is a level suitable for everyone. Visit Levels of involvement for more information.
You might have campaigned before or been involved with health and social services. You might not have. Either way, you’ll be passionate about improving service and share our vision to improve the lives of people living with long term conditions.
VOICES workshop for those with communication support needs after a stroke
In addition to the other workshop outcomes you will also be able to:
All the Voices Scotland training is free and you should be reimbursed for any of your expenses.
COSMIC stands for Champions of Self Management in Care. This is an extension of the VOICES training. It supports you to have your say, to influence services promoting on self management. There is no cost for this training.
These are the training resources available to deliver a COSMIC Workshop or adapt them to suit another organisation’s needs. They are available at cosmicresources.org.uk
The Self Management Champion has a remit to promote self management support and initiatives as forming an effective pathway of care for people living with long term conditions in Scotland. This may be through any or all of the NHS and its associated bodies.
The Scottish Government, worked with the Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (now The ALLIANCE) to develop their strategy for Self Management (Gaun Yersel). Through this, they encourage health and social care services to develop a culture of support for self management.
The role of the Self Management Champion is to ensure that self management is always on the agenda in planning and service development at a local and national level. They will promote self management as an effective, person-centred and efficient form of managing long term conditions.
You can also access the full Voices Scotland training as well which will help you feel confident and ready to be a Self Management Champion.
It is entirely up to you. Visit our Levels of involvement page to see what suits you.
You can join today by completing by completing our form on the Voices Scotland leaflet and sending it back to us - see related documents.
Visit our Public involvement pathway and model to give you a strategic framework for your public involvement and tips on how to implement the mutual model of public involvement.
For front line staff visit our Advice for front line staff page.
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