Summarising a day of conversation hosted by Paradigm with the support of John O’Brien in 2012 in this report John writes that
‘In an important way, the value of public investment in social care comes down to the capacity to bring respectful, trustworthy people into the lives of people with learning difficulties and their families. People who are able and willing to learn how to connect with and come to understand a person and join that person to discover and make the best of opportunities for a meaningful community life.’
This work lead to the creation of the Paradigm Ordinary Life network, the Creating Positive Cultures national project and eventually the Gr8 Support Movement in 2018.
This report is so worth a read and a conversation or two to stimulate action: Hearts and Mind John O’Brien