About luckockp

I'm currently a co-director with Fran O'Hara of 'Working With Not To' a co-production project. Prior to this, (around the time of my early:-)! retirement from the NHS) I joined forces with three colleagues to establish The Coaching Network (LInkedIn) and a social enterprise Coaching Well, both founded on co-production principles. I was also involved, as Chair, with another CIC, to create a time bank for local communities in North Wales. My pre-retirement career was in the NHS, first as a Biomedical Scientist and finally as Senior Equality Manager at the NHS Centre for Equality and Human Rights. I am an experienced mediator, facilitator, action learning facilitator and ILM7 Coach and a former member of the Public Service Management Wales (PSMW/Academi) coaching collaborative. I also love making patchwork quilts plus I am discovering the joy of mindfulness and of exercise in later life to improve my wellbeing.

In the shoes of … Alison Cameron | Patient leader & active citizen – Part 2

Prepare to be inspired by ‘hellraiser’ Alison:-)

Whose Shoes? A catalyst for change in health and social care

On Monday, I posted Part 1 of Alison Cameron’s astonishing story.
It has been a ‘best seller’ …… I will post part 2 here, but then will re-visit shortly as these powerful blogposts have raised a LOT of issues about the current state of health, social care and HOUSING (yes, housing – that Cinderella-not-quite-part of-the-integrated-family service)… 

ALISON CAMERON – HALF LIFE  – Part 2

I started in small ways after having the seed of hope planted by hearing the inspirational Doctor Rachel Perkins speak. I had tottered into a meeting run by the mental health charity Mind in early days after release from the first long term admission to the ward. I assumed my useful life was over. My only interaction virtually for…

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Conference report & graphics

The report

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Were you at the conference? Then do take a look at the report and the great set of graphic illustrations recorded at the event by Fran O’Hara and Eleanor Beer.

We hope you will share the report and invite you to post comments below, we are particularly interested to hear about any changes that you have made as a result of participating in the conference. Do also let us know if you would like to be involved in future events.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest wishes,

Ambra, Marina & Pam

Co-Directors at Coaching Well, a social enterprise providing coaching for health and wellbeing.

Video of big conversation

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If you missed the Communities Can 2012 conference on 2 May you can view the big conversation that took place here. Or perhaps you  just want to listen again 🙂

We are very grateful to Paul Swann for recording this session and producing the video.

We look forward to receiving your memories of the day and thoughts on the video, please post your comments below.

First photographs and video clips from conference

Two weeks ago the Communities Can 2012 conference team welcomed Drs. Edgar Cahn, Chris Gray and Neil Woodiing to the Parc Eirias Events Centre, Colwyn Bay. Over the next few days I’ll be uploading a series of photographs and video recordings taken at the event by a number of photographers including Gill Phillips, Paul Swann and Frankie Hine-Hughes

The first few include a pre-conference group pic of the working group snatched at 8am just before registration opened. The conference began with a fabulous performance from opera singer (aka Chwarae Teg Officer!) Jane Hartley. Dr Neil Wooding then invited the Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn, Cllr Mrs Margaret Edwards, to give the opening address.  Dr Edgar Cahn and Dr Chris Gray were next to be invited onto the stage for the start of the Big Conversation…….Fran O’Hara and Eleanor Beer were already busy at work producing the first of many graphic illustrations of the day…..

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Joining instructions and final programme available here….

Only five days until we welcome everyone to join the big conversation with our guest speakers, Dr Edgar Cahn, Dr Chris Gray and Dr Neil Wooding.

The attached information sheet will help you make your travel arrangements to the venue, it gives directions, links to maps and transport services, car parking at venue plus details about registration on the day.

If you have any specific access requirements that you have not yet told us about, please complete the attached access form and return immediately. If we have forgotten anything please make a request at:  communitiescan2012@gmail.com

A copy of the final programme is attached for information and we look forward to welcoming you to the conference on Wednesday 2 May 2012.

programme- Welsh

programme – English

registration information

Access Requirements Form