Welcome to my first blog ‘Joe’s Soapbox.’
Today I want to talk to you about our 2017 National Conference.
Our Conference is called ‘SOS Save Our Self-Advocacy’ I am excited about this conference.
I want us to use this conference to try to save self-advocacy in Wales.
I believe that we are the best people to do that. I think the best way to do that is to be honest with ourselves.
About what we do well.
And what we don’t do well.
Sometimes it means hearing things about ourselves that we don’t like.
I think this is important.
It takes courage to accept we may need to change things.
But I believe we can all be brave,
That includes All Wales People First.
As you know I am not in charge of local groups.
I can’t change how groups work.
But I can change how All Wales People First work.
And I want to hear about what we can do better.
I want to hear from you at the conference.
I want All Wales People First to continue to listen to feedback and improve.
This is why we are having an evaluation.
An evaluation checks to see if we can do things better.
On day two we will hand out the evaluation forms.
Please take part.
I promise I will do my best to listen and learn from the feedback.
Please come to the conference and let’s change together.
Let’s ‘Save Our Self Advocacy’