Join me for this conversation if you are open to be challenged about how you think about older people & growing older. Mervyn offers us his thoughts about a society in which stereotyped ageist assumptions abound.
A topic so close to my heart, Mervyn’s comments were more than enough to fuel me to continue to question & challenge what I hear, see & think. Are you ready to do the same? Whatever your position is on health, social care & public sector service provision, my promise is the adrenaline will flow. This episode is well worth a listen.
The conversation relates primarily to social care provision, but the principles apply to anyone who invites consultation in their role as practitioner or reviewer. What is happening here touches Safeguarding Adults Review work most specifically.
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About Donna: Donna has 16 years public sector experience, including her last role as Head of Law for a leading metropolitan authority. Now a safeguarding adviser & trainer, Donna is involved in serious case reviews in both children’s and adults’ safeguarding, domestic homicide and is a SILP Reviewer and Mentor. Donna offers ‘SILP School’ her university accredited training course, CPD for reviewers & a free online network for leaders in review practice.
About Mervyn: Co-Founder and Society Secretary, Change AGEnts Network UK Co-operative and Co-Founder and President of the Practitioner Alliance For Safeguarding Adults (PASA) Mervyn Eastman began his career in the late 1960s as a welfare assistant in East London. In the early 1970s he trained in social work (CQSW) and has worked in all fields of social care, much of which specializing in issues related to age and ageing. In 1997 he co-founded, and is now President of PASA, and following early retirement from the post of Director of Social Services for a north London Borough, he became in August 2001 UK Director of the Government Programme, Better Government for Older People (BGOP), a post held until May 2009.
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