Leeds Beckett event to explore experiences of migrants
The free event, ‘Migrant Experiences: Listening to the silences’, is being organised by Leeds Beckett in conjunction with Leeds City Council and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and will be held at the University’s Broadcasting Place building on Wednesday 4 November from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
The open event will be of interest to all those who are concerned about the wellbeing of the migrant community and the forthcoming reforms to asylum legislation. It aims to promote innovative thinking and lively debate on the subject of migrant experiences and attendees will be encouraged to help develop cultures for best practice and best care.
Sue Lindsay, event organiser and Senior Lecturer in Health and Community Studies at Leeds Beckett, explained: “This open space event is one of the outcomes from our very successful ‘Putting People First’ conference held earlier this year. Run in conjunction with Leeds City Council and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, we want to continue what the conference started by creating a forum for practitioners, service users, managers, carers and academics to come together for meaningful discussion and debate on topical and pertinent issues in social care practice.”
The ‘Putting People First’ conference was held at Leeds Beckett in June to promote inclusivity in health and social care. The conference brought together service users, carers, students, academics, practitioners and managers to engage in innovative thinking and lively debate with the aim of developing ways of providing best service ‘cultures of inclusivity’ through putting people first in health and social care services.
The conference included talks from frontline service practitioners and expert academics as well as a series of workshops with keynote speakers, including Jackie Lynton, Head of Transformation at the NHS Horizons Group - NHS Improving Quality (the national improvement body in England); Lisa Rodrigues CBE, writer and mental health campaigner; and Lena Dominelli, Professor of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University.
To book a place at ‘Migrant Experiences: Listening to the silences’, click here.