From the first planning meeting, people who draw on MacIntyre’s support were involved and shared their ideas about what to include. At the event, co-production started at the welcome desk, co-hosted by Sui-Ling, and was followed by co-produced sessions through the day and closing with MacIntyre DanceSyndrome leading a dance to Kate Bush. Everyone was involved. Everyone was included. 

And it seems the delegates and contributors appreciated it:

“So few folk take time to make their event actually FEEL like the values they espouse. Not so with Social Care Future, MacIntyre, Choice Support, Certitude and United Response.” 

Maff, Camerados

“If you couldn’t make the #MoreThanAProvider event today there will be one in London in the autumn. I really recommend it, it’s been such a great day talking to people who ‘get it’ and are doing things differently.” 

Anna, Social Care Future

“So good to hear about innovation in the face of grim reality. Some really inspirational stuff happening.”


The More Than A Provider event in Manchester was co-hosted by MacIntyre and Choice Support in partnership with CertitudeUnited Response and Social Care Future. Two further similar events are planned for later this year in the South and South-West.

If you are interested in attending future gatherings, please let us know by using the form below.