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  • We are setting up new Networks every year
  • But there are more features of a KeyRing service: I have identified the following as key features - Networks – we will talk about the physical Network in the next slide – but we also mean Networks in terms of creating relationships and connections for people. Layers of support – this is an important feature of the Network model and we will look at each of the different layers of support, focusing mainly on the paid staff as we talk about other layers of support separately Empowerment – this means that Members set the agenda and we support them to achieve their aspirations Self-reliance – this is both an attitude and way of supporting people day to day to ensure we do not take power from the people we support Positive about risk – risks are not to be avoided but seen as part of everyday life, that when risks ae taken truly amazing things can happen Mutual support – part of the layers of support but this is where Members support each other for mutual benefit Volunteers – a key part of the support, we will talk about why we use volunteers and what they bring to the service Community Connections – this is how people become ‘citizens’ rather than service users’ community connections is how we link people to their communities rather than to their services Member Involvement –
  • We all expect to have a place of our own these days – this has not always been true but is the case now. People want control and choice. KeyRing helps people’s aspirations and wishes become a reality We have always done this since the very beginning of KeyRing – Your own home Support when you need it Support how you want it You in control Having your own home and control over your life is an important part of anyone’s identity ‘ Initiatives’ such as Valuing People now reflect these aspirations
  • Keyring

    1. 1. Who are KeyRing and What do We do?• KeyRing started in 1990 & became a Charity in1996• We support Vulnerable Adults to live independently• There are over 100 networks• Support some 900 people• We work with over 54 Local Authorities
    2. 2. What is a Network?• A group of 9 people who live close by each other• Each person has their own tenancies eer• People who join KeyRing aretcalled Members not Service Users V olun v ing y Li• People haveistructured weekly support from a KeyRing t unSupport Worker om m Community C• People have flexible support from a Community Volunteer who lives within the Network area
    3. 3. What do we offer in a Network?• People have their own place to live• People have a weekly support session by a CLV• People choose when they want to see a CSW• People make friends• People meet up at monthly Network Mtgs• People are supported informally by a CLV when ever they need it• People have informal Neighbourly support from Volunteers
    4. 4. What do we offer in a Network?• Be part of the community• Have a sense of belonging• Find a home• Mutual support• Member involvement• Opportunities to seek employment• Opportunities to seek the right Health service support• Have access to a Personal Budget Service• Have access to becoming Associate Members
    5. 5. The Benefits of Being in a Network• People become more independent• People gain confidence and empower themselves• People mutually support each other• People become more aware of good and bad risks• People get involved in their community and become citizens rather than service users• People get involved with KeyRing itself• People feel safe in their community• People are less likely to go into crisis