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Fulfilling potential - ecdp response. Part 4. annex final

  1. 1. Fulfilling Potentialecdp response, March 2012Part 4/4: AnnexesThis document forms part four of four of ecdp’s response to the Office for Disability IssuesFulfilling Potential discussion. The Annexes below describe how ecdp worked with members tocoproduce a response and some of the key outputs which resulted from this work.All four parts of the report are available on the ecdp website: www.ecdp.co.uk.For further information on any element of these documents, please contact Rich Watts (Directorof Policy & Development, ecdp) on rwatts@ecdp.co.uk or 01245 392 324.Annex 1 – How this response was createdFollowing ODI’s announcement of the Fulfilling Potential discussion, ecdp has worked withmembers to collect their lived experience and co-produce a response.ecdp Fulfilling Potential focus groupsThrough four focus groups, including 80 disabled people from all impairment groups and of allages, we held detailed discussions with people from across Essex:• Focus group 1: a pan-impairment group for disabled and older people (aged16-80). This group was attended by 15 participants• Focus group 2: a group for young disabled people and people with learning disabilities, attended by 25 people• Focus group 3: a pan-impairment reference group who advise ecdp on issues surrounding the Right to Control in Essex. The reference group has 10 regular contributors• Focus group 4: a pan-impairment group formed of 30 members of ecdp’s staff drawing on their own lived experience and that of supporting other disabled people in Essex.Various outputs from the above focus groups are also available online, as described below:• The stories of three focus of the focus groups are available on our website: http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2012/3/2/fulfilling-potential-the-story-so-far-part-iii.html• Photos from the events are available from ecdp’s Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/essexcdp/• Audio recordings are available on Audioboo: o http://audioboo.fm/rich_w o http://audioboo.fm/fayesavage• Three videos are available on YouTube: o http://youtu.be/bv_3Tc5k1r0 o http://youtu.be/9xVac02Ji34 o http://youtu.be/hD-wk9BIdXQecdp Fulfilling Potential surveyWe launched an online survey to inform our response, which ran for three months. The surveywas completed by 44 individuals from across Essex, who shared their lived experience of the keyFulfilling Potential – ecdp response, March 2012 Page 1 of 5Part 4/4 : Annex
  2. 2. areas outlined in the Fulfilling Potential discussion document. A more detailed demographicbreakdown of these individuals is provided below.Please tell us which gender you identify as:• Female – 64.7%• Male – 29.4%• Other – 0%• Prefer not to say – 5.9%Please give details of your sexuality:• Heterosexual – 88.6%• Homosexual – 2.9%• Bisexual – 2.9%• Prefer not to say – 5.7%Please give details of your impairment (if you have multiple impairments, please tick all thatapply):• Mental health condition – 31.4%• Learning disability – 22.9%• Physical impairment – 57.1%• Sensory impairment – 8.6%• Long term health condition – 48.6%• Prefer not to say – 2.9%Please give details of your ethnic group:• Black African – 5.6%• White British – 77.8%• White Irish – 2.8%• White (any other background) – 8.3%• Prefer not to say – 5.6%Please tell us which area of Essex you live in:• North East Essex – 19.4%• North West Essex – 2.8%• Mid Essex – 11.1%• South West Essex – 5.6%• South East Essex – 22.2%• Thurrock – 0%• Outside of Essex – 30.5%Other reportsecdp also drew on previous work carried out with disabled people in Essex, which are highlightedbelow. Throughout this report we have also drawn on the considerable contribution of disabledpeople in Essex to these other key pieces of work. The number of individuals who havecontributed through surveys, focus groups and meetings to these other pieces of work are listedbelow:• Survey respondents – 404• Focus group participants – 76• Public meeting attendees – 140Fulfilling Potential – ecdp response, March 2012 Page 2 of 5Part 4/4 : Annex
  3. 3. When all of our engagement mechanisms are included, therefore, we estimate we have haddirect contact with approximately 650 disabled people in Essex and beyond in informing thisresponse to Fulfilling Potential.Access to Work and Driver Support – ecdp Lived Experience Report (August 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2011/8/15/disabled-people-may-be-prevented-from- working-due-to-governm.htmlBig Care Debate – ecdp response (November 2009) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2009/11/7/ecdp-contributes-to-the-big-care-debate.htmlChanges to DLA and ILF – ecdp survey (July 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2010/7/23/results-of-ecdps-survey-on-dla-ilf.htmlCaring for Our Future – ecdp member engagement (November 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2011/11/8/contribute-your-lived-experience-at-ecdps- agm.htmlCaring for our Future – ecdp response (December 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2011/12/6/ecdp-response-to-caring-for-our-future.htmlDisability Hate Crime – ecdp Lived experience report (May 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2011/5/25/disability-hate-crime-in-essex-and-beyond-a- report-by-ecdp.htmlDisability Hate Crime: ecdp member engagement (November 2010) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2010/11/5/your-views-on-hate-crime-and-safeguarding.htmlDLA reform Consultation – ecdp response (February 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2011/2/16/dla-reform-consultation-ecdp-response.htmlModernising Commissioning Green Paper – ecdp response (December 2010) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2010/12/23/modernising-commissioning-green-paper-our- response.htmlPIP draft criteria and regulations – ecdp final report (August 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/ 2011/8/31/ecdp-members-share-final-views-on-pip.htmlPersonalisation: the experience of services users (June 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2011/6/7/personalisation-the-experience-of-service- users.htmlRight to Control Consultation – ecdp response (September 2009) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2009/10/5/right-to-control-consulation-ecdp-response.htmlSpecialist Disability Employment Programmes Consultation – ecdp submission (October 2011) http://www.ecdp.org.uk/home/2011/10/18/ecdp-response-to-getting-in-staying-in-and- getting-on.htmlFulfilling Potential – ecdp response, March 2012 Page 3 of 5Part 4/4 : Annex
  4. 4. Annex 2 – About ecdpecdp is an organisation run by and for disabled and older people. Established in 1995 our originsare firmly rooted in a belief that the voice of disabled and older people, both as individuals andcollectively, is vital if the lives of disabled and older people are to be enhanced.Our vision is to enhance the everyday lives of disabled and older people in Essex and beyond.We do this by:• Actively involving and engaging with disabled and older people• Delivering a range of high quality services, projects and programmes• Working in partnership with a range of stakeholders in the public, private and voluntary sectors• Shaping and influencing strategy, policy and practice• Creating a professional, effective and efficient organisation that can and does deliver.We provide a wide range of support, information, advice and guidance services, primarily in thefield of social care. We currentlyi provide Direct Payment / Personal Budget support services toapproximately 3,900 clients in 3 services across 4 local authority areas. We are also closelyinvolved in the design and delivery of the Right to Control Trailblazer in Essex. As an organisationwe have 43 staff, approx £1.7m turnover, nearly 190 volunteers and approximately 1,700members of all ages and impairment groups.Fulfilling Potential – ecdp response, March 2012 Page 4 of 5Part 4/4 : Annex
  5. 5. i As of December 2010