On the 2nd March, Ffion Poole and Amy Jones—supported by Christy Taylor—attended the University of South Wales to talk to the student nurses about what it’s like living with a learning disability and how difficult it can be.
As part of the training, everyone watched a video about how nurses should interact with people with learning disabilities. We then went into groups with the students and discussed our lives and what things are difficult for us. The students will use this information to design a poster which will be marked by us at the end of May.
On Thursday 27th January 2020, Ffion and Hannah – supported by Christy – attended the first TRAC (Teaching Research Advisory Committee) meeting of 2020 at the University of South Wales. TRAC members have decided that the group needs to have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and at the next meeting we will split into groups and start working on our social media pages. The group have also decided to produce a TRAC logo and a leaflet explaining the work the group does. It was also decided that TRAC would create an email address which all People First groups involved with TRAC will have the login details for, in order to access information and paperwork. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 26th March 2020.
At the end of January, Jenny, a student nurse from the University of South Wales had a one week placement with Caerphilly People First. During the week we showed Jenny around various day centres, and provided Safeguarding training to her. We wish Jenny all the best and hope to see her in the future.