Can tools be co-​designed with service providers to enable more person-​centered evaluation of health and care services for adults with learning difficulties?

Care service providers and commissioners believe that a person-​centered approach is crucial in supporting decision making for health and social care for adults with learning difficulties. Supporting people to articulate their needs and views is imperative to putting appropriate supports in place. The challenge for providers is to enable adults with learning difficulties to have effective input into the ways in which they are supported.

The Be Included project aims to develop creative evaluation tools that can give service users an active voice in the evaluation of current services. We will look at how evaluation of services is currently approached, find opportunities for new approaches, and work with our partners to develop new tools to support inclusive evaluation.

 

 

 

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Be Included: tool development

Last week the Leapfrog team began prototyping evaluation tools for the Be Included major project based on the concepts collected in the participants’ idea scrap books. Based on the discussions …

Be Included: reflecting on the use of social media for co-designing

For the Be Included project, the Leapfrog team have been exploring the use of the social media application WhatsApp as a forum for co-​​design. The main driver for using WhatsApp is …

Be Included: gathering ideas from a far

Having completed the first and second missions for the Be Included project, and with the design challenge set, the third mission was launched recently on the WhatsApp group. Here the …

Be Included: researching from a far

In our recent major project, Be Included, the Leapfrog team have been using the social media platform WhatsApp to create a digital co-​​design community with a group of geographically dispersed health care …

Preparation for using social media in Co-design

Many care service providers and care service commissioners believe that a person-​​centered approach is crucial in supporting decision making for health and social care for adults with learning difficulties. Supporting people …