Valuing Service User and Carer Involvement
Last year a group of DUCIE (Developers of User and Carer Involvement in Education) people had a wonderful time in Toddington and did some work around service user and carer involvement.
The following statement was developed for disucssion:
“There are inequalities in what is defined as knowledge. We want to challenge that. DUCIE values knowledge diversity in learning, teaching and research in health and social care. We are committed to making that vision a reality in practical ways.“
As part of a HEI funded Workshop they set up a social website to bring together service users, carers, students, academics and workplace based educators to discuss the potential/limitations of social networking in empowering service users. Can social networking level the playing field – can it help re-define what is considered important and therefore worthy of discussion, study and teaching?
The statement above expresses the vision of DUCIE (Developers of User and Carer Involvement in Education). Visit
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