Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Focus Group - ‘Coping when health and social care systems falter’

West Berkshire Neurological Alliance
Representing all people in Berkshire West affected by a neurological condition
Registered charity No. 1081021

Focus group
‘Coping when health and social care systems falter’
For patients and carers affected by a neurological condition living in Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire

Monday 14th October 2013
Arrivals from 13.45 hrs.
Focus group from14.00 – 1600 hrs

At the Brightwell Suite at the Holiday Inn, Padworth, (just off the A4)

To attend please contact John Holt on 01635 33582
Limited places, confirmed booking is essential, please.

Purpose To capture the experiences of people affected by a neurological condition when health and social care systems falter. The report we will produce will help health and social care providers to review how services might be improved and help others to cope better.


1. Welcome and introductions
2. Purpose and focus group ‘rules’
3. Open discussion:
actual examples of where local care systems have faltered
personal experiences and impacts
coping and not coping
low and high points
good coping practice for others to consider
4. Recommendations for the statutory, private and voluntary sectors

* Free event with light refreshments available throughout.
* Good facilities for disabled visitors.
* Plenty of free parking. (Or a short walk from Aldermaston station).
* Travel expenses will be paid to invited delegates; please ask.

Directions from Reading: from junction 12 of the M4, travel West on the A4, continuing past Theale for about three miles. The hotel is on the left.
Directions from Newbury: follow the A4 through Woolhampton. After about two miles the hotel is on the right.