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“Hear My Voice” Multimedia Advocacy Training by Gosia Nowicka and Kim Dee

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    1. 1. “ Hear My Voice” Multimedia Advocacy Training Gosia Nowicka Kim Dee and multimedia advocacy graduates:
    2. 2. Class 2007 I’m Vince I’m Debra I’m Zach I’m Keith
    3. 3. Rix Multimedia Advocacy <ul><li>Trained over 1500 students since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive classes </li></ul><ul><li>Key areas of study: communication, advocacy, person centred planning, tools, and approaches. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/information/learning-disabilities-statistics/ (12/01/07) <ul><li>985,000 people have a learning disability </li></ul><ul><li>Between 50 and 90% problems with communication </li></ul>UK Statistics
    5. 6. Pountney, 2007, p.30
    6. 7. Capturing communication – Multimedia Advocacy in Action Keith Debra
    7. 8. Keith and Zach
    8. 10. HELP ME COMMUNICATE <ul><li>Only Speak short sentences / ask 1 question </li></ul><ul><li>Speak slowly and clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Give me time to answer </li></ul><ul><li>Use gestures with vocal communication </li></ul>
    9. 11. Zach/Keith – What changed… <ul><li>Paper Based Profile vs Multimedia Advocacy Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Time, patience </li></ul>
    10. 12. Debra and Vince Why I wanted to work with Debra?
    11. 14. What I want to change NOW
    12. 15. Don't
    13. 16. Don't treat me as a child Because I am small & quiet!
    14. 17. OR stand over me when you're talking to me
    15. 18. as you do this - it HURTS MY NECK
    16. 19. I prefer it when you sit down and talk to me.
    17. 20. Debra & Vince <ul><li>Why this message? </li></ul><ul><li>Impact – what changed? </li></ul>“ It is about me and not my chair”
    18. 21. Challenges to Implementation of Multimedia Health Action Plans <ul><li>Kim Dee </li></ul><ul><li>Community Learning Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Service – Tower Hamlets </li></ul>
    19. 22. Background to DVD Project <ul><li>Valuing People’s commitments on HAPs </li></ul><ul><li>Funding from Partnership Board </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting staff to use multimedia in HAPs </li></ul>
    20. 23. <ul><li>Resistance to change and technophobia </li></ul><ul><li>I.T. Support </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty Visualising Multimedia HAPs </li></ul><ul><li>Consent, Confidentiality and Protection of Data </li></ul>Challenges to Implementation of Multimedia HAP’s
    21. 24. <ul><li>Harmonising legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination across agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting Organisational systems </li></ul><ul><li>Resources – time, money </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>Challenges to Implementation of Multimedia HAP’s
    22. 25. <ul><li>To introduce multimedia Health Action Planning to supporters and carers in a multimedia format (DVD) </li></ul><ul><li>To model good practice </li></ul><ul><li>To demystify HAPs and help people visualise them </li></ul><ul><li>To present HAPs as active plans which help improve lives on an ongoing basis </li></ul>Project Aims for DVD Guide
    23. 26. Project Aims for DVD Guide <ul><li>To help supporters avoid common pitfalls and to provide helpful tips </li></ul><ul><li>To identify local resources and agencies which provide support in making HAPs </li></ul><ul><li>To create a DVD guide which can be disseminated easily (either copied or downloaded via the web) </li></ul>
    24. 27. Remaining challenges <ul><li>IT support </li></ul><ul><li>Training for all – including parents and carers </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of ACCESSIBLE information </li></ul><ul><li>Working in partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Access to resources – Money, Time </li></ul><ul><li>People’s Attitudes… </li></ul>
    25. 28. Thank You