Celebrating Families Week
The aim of our yearly Celebrating Families Week is to promote and facilitate working together of those who are involved in care and support of people with learning disabilities and their families.
To offer a wider mix of approaches and perspectives, for the 2022 Celebrating Families Week we partnered with the following organisations and contributors:
- Debs Aspland, Life As-Pland
- Jim Blair, Learning Disability Nurse
- Jo Allmond
- Oxfordshire Family Support Network (OxFSN)
- Together Matters
Did you miss Celebrating Families Week in 2022?
Celebrating Families Week 2022 took place between 25 April and 1 May. If you missed it, we have recordings of all the sessions that were on offer - you can watch them on the playlist below or directly on our YouTube channel.
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More for families
MacIntyre was established by the parents of a disabled child in 1966 for all people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them.
Each month Nicola Payne, MacIntyre's Family Engagement Consultant, talks to special guests who share their insights and experiences.
By adopting the values within the Family Charter, it will be clear to all staff on how to make sure that the best interactions are happening.
FAQ’s for families
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Let's Come Together
MacIntyre is successfully hosting a monthly meeting called Lets Come Together. This event is for parents, siblings, and carers of people we support.
MacIntyre Families Support
Hearing from the families of people we support is something that we encourage and promote across all of MacIntyre.
More about how we work with families
The Big Plan – how we’re making Co-Production work
We decided to develop our own set of seven co-production standards. We use these standards to evaluate and measure the work that we do.
The Big Plan - Employment
Part of the Big Plan is to make sure that people who draw on our support have opportunities for paid employment. In this article, people tell us why it's…
What is the Big Plan?
During Big Plan week from 5 to 9 June 2023, we are helping everyone understand what Co-Production/Working Together really means.
Dying Matters Week – reflections and resources
Some reflections on supporting people to talk about death and dying, and helpful resources