Friday, 6 December 2013

The Waiting Room FACT Event

The Sound Agents held a networking event in FACT to launch the GREATY GETTING INTO I.T. project funded by Awards for All working in partnership with LJMU.
Liverpool City Council have provided the project with an extra three PC's and the NHS have also provided another three. The Sound Agents will be teaching I.T skills one afternoon per week in the waiting room of Great Homer Street Medical Centre.

Together through conversation, we have moved on and will provide opportunities for patients with different health problems to come together to take control of their health and wellbeing using the surgery and the project as a base. Groups of patients with particular medical conditions will be recruited to develop their own patient focussed expertise.
Groups will be supported by invited health care professionals as and when the groups want. Each group will be able to develop a website to promote its work, share information and develop better understanding of the health problems members experience. 
A holistic arts approach will help to focus more on improving wellbeing than managing illness. The wellbeing will arise from activities and connections that each group forms using the five ways to wellbeing – connecting, learning, being active, taking notice and giving.
People have better chances in life with better access to training and development to improve their life skills and have fun making new friends.
Ian Prowse joined in the debate and serenaded the audience with five songs including his hit Does this train stop at Merseyside? Above singing Working Class Hero
Richard Cass (Cass Foundation) opens up a discussion about health and how he designed Everton Park with Notra Dame Catholic College Head of  Music and pupils