Are you guilty of using your phone too much? For the fourth day of Co-Production Week, we are taking a look at the Bromsgrove My Voice Group's latest project tackling how staff use their mobile phones at work.
Within MacIntyre, there are a number of different groups of people we support who meet to talk about things that matter to them, discuss what they are unhappy about and what they want to change.
The Bromsgrove group describe themselves as “A group of friends made up of people supported and people who work for Macintyre who meet socially to share experiences and have fun”.
The latest project to be undertaken by the Bromsgrove My Voice group is a great example of co-production in action; people with learning disabilities and their staff working in partnership.
The group discussed how they feel about staff using their mobile phones at work. While they agreed that it is acceptable for staff to use phones alongside the people they support to access information on new activities, it was agreed it is not acceptable to use them for personal use.
“Sometimes the staff come in and go on their phones in the kitchen and don’t come to talk to me and Karen. We want staff to spend time with us and do things.”
The group decided that to raise awareness and to give people the confidence to tackle this issue with their staff, they would;
- Make a poster
- Make badges and shirts
- Make a film
The film can be viewed below.