Our first Community event of 2020 was ‘Surviving the System’ in Edinburgh where more than 60 delegates came together to discuss our shared challenges across the wider system.
Our panel of contributors were
We shared some Q&A before moving into conversations about some key challenges. In our gallery below you can see the 4 scenarios we used to spark the discussion and opened up to the room for other ideas and a vote. We were encouraged to receive 4 additional ideas from from the floor, 3 of which were voted through to take into group conversation (see gallery).
Our team from Kaleidoscope and Project Lift facilitated some rich discussions around these 3 challenges:
We will be sharing an event pack of insights and outcomes over the coming weeks however in the meantime you can scroll down to see:
This is only one conversation in the wider work of the system and we aim to collectively enable more through our other events, supporting other groups and activities and working collaboratively where the energy and drive ask of it.
It was also Angiolina who offered us the Arthur Ashe quote as we finished up our event and reflected on the strong sense of everyone being ready to do something real.
Key Themes from our conversations:
We can all learn from each other,
learning to understand each others’ situation, system, challenges and pressures.
This can lead to us now learning together, in conversation, to bring change.
getting to know your team,
creating time and space to connect,
delegate to get the know the skills of your team,
role model and empower your team to ask questions
Senior levels don’t seem to value this but we can stand where we are and something in our bit of the system
Health and Social Care integrated relationships:
how do we listen and apply learning in our system,
who is the system?
we need less ‘they’ and more ‘we’.
it’s striking how much we don’t know of the system
services are set up with organisations in mind, not service users
Change owned by ‘I not ‘they’
we need to see it, to believe it for ourselves before others can believe it
it’s clear – see people, treat people as people, be brave
don’t just ‘hand off’ to the next step or team, ask what else can I do?