Senior council leaders and Cabinet members have recently taken part in Practice Week (Monday 13 to Friday 17 March) – an opportunity to see first-hand how adult and children’s social care support residents and families.
Practice Weeks provides senior leaders with a unique opportunity to hear directly from service users and staff about the work they do, as well as share thoughts and learnings to help ensure a high quality of service.
Cllr Gulam Kibria Choudhury, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, visited Create Day Centre, where they met staff and a number of people with lived experience of learning disabilities, to learn about their day-to-day experiences.
Cllr Maium Talukdar, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Youth and Lifelong Learning, undertook observations for the Supporting Families Division to hear examples of casework.
Other Practice Week activity included visiting the Youth Justice Service Restorative Justice Project, hospital team, observing a child protection conference and a session with an Occupational Therapists based in the Community Learning Disability Service at Mile End Hospital.
Following her visit, Principal Therapist Alex Hadayah, said:
“The passion of the practitioners was clear to see. They are having a key impact on improving the lives of those they provide a service to.”
Posted on Tuesday 28th March 2023