Since the launch of the first 7 Days of Action campaign in April 2016, the three public campaigns have been fairly successful in raising the profile of the scandal of learning disability in patient services in the UK.
Now it’s time to move the campaign on into a new era.
From 31st August 2017, the four members of the campaign admin team are stepping down and if the campaign is to continue then a new team with new ideas is needed.
The current team have put together a “job description” below. This is by no means prescriptive because the new team can chose to add or drop any of the current roles. But it is a taster of what the current admins get up to:
1. Plan, design/write and run the public campaign.
2. Manage the official website.
3. Manage the two facebook groups.
4. Manage the official Twitter account.
5. Provide online & telephone support to families.
6. Engage with other bodies to achieve the campaign’s aims.
7. Engage with the press & media to promote the campaign.
8. Research issues relevant to the campaign.
9. Keep abreast of the relevant laws (MHA, MCA, DoLS, Care
10. Speak at public events to teach/promote the campaign.
11. Write articles for publication about the campaign.
12. Maintain a resource centre to aid families.
13. Do the Macarena every Tuesday afternoon for 45 minutes.
If you’d like to be part of the new admin team, please message one of the current team on Facebook or Twitter, or leave a message on this blog.