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Quality Monitoring – Experts by Experience’ Project

Dial West Cheshire have appointed an Experts by Experience project co-ordinator to work in partnership with Cheshire West & Chester Council and other key stakeholders to ensure that people with Learning Disabilities and Autism and their Carers are meaningfully involved in the development of the Quality Assurance and Monitoring agenda across Learning Disability services within Cheshire West and Chester.

Key to this project is the recruitment of volunteers who are Experts by Experience and who meet the person specification. Experts by Experience are people who have experience of using, or caring for someone who uses, health or social care services.

At Dial West Cheshire, we are looking for volunteers who would be interested in becoming a Quality Monitor and who are:
• An adult with a Learning Disability
• An adult on the Autism Spectrum
• Family carers of people with Learning Disabilities or Autism

Those applicants who are successful will act as Quality Monitors of Learning Disability Services across West Cheshire and will actively contribute to the projects outputs and outcomes.

The team of Quality Monitors will be supervised at regular intervals and receive ongoing support as well as training and development opportunities.

The Quality Monitors will undertake visits and talk to people who use services (and their family carers) and observe the environment around them. Their findings will be used to support the judgement on the service and can also be included in the report.

If you are an Expert by Experience, or if you know of any experts who may be interested in becoming a Quality Monitor with DIAL West Cheshire, or you simply want to find out more about the project then please contact Jeanette Dodd directly; j.dodd@dialwestcheshire.org.uk