We have formed an Elected Member Social Care Commission to investigate the impact of Covid-19 on people (adults aged 18+), their families and communities and what this tells us about the role our communities should play in supporting people to live independently at home.

We are looking for real ‘eye-witness’ accounts from people or organisations which tell the story of the pandemic and how it was felt by people with adult social care needs and the role our communities have played in supporting them.

We are interested in hearing from: people who require help to live independently at home, people who already receive an adult social care service, family members, advocates, carers (e.g. people who support a family member), care workers (carers who work in a paid role for a care provider), people who volunteered during the pandemic to support people in their community, community and voluntary organisations, informal groups which emerged in the pandemic, and businesses who have supported their community with vital services.

You may have a story to tell about the pandemic and how it has affected your life; you may have set up a service to help support vulnerable people on your street; you may work in social care and witnessed first-hand the challenged faced. Whatever your story, we would love to hear from you so that we can learn and develop better services for people.

We will be holding listening sessions in September and October where we would love to hear your stories in person. You can submit stories in writing using the template provided or choose another format to suit you e.g. film. If you are sending photos, please make sure you ask permission of the people in the picture before sending them to us. We may follow some of them up with you and invite you to share them in person at one of our listening sessions. Please send your stories to nwadass@nwemployers.org.uk. Please submit this to us by 30th September.

Elected Members are local councillors elected by the local population to represent them on the local council. The Social Care Commission is made up of councillors who have a specific job to focus on Adult Social Care. The Commission includes one Elected Member per local authority area.

North West ADASS is an organisation which represents the region’s 23 local authorities and supports the improvement of adult social care services for people across the region.

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