Forthcoming Partners in Policymaking Courses

Partners Online course


What is it?

Partners online is a course for people who want to understand and influence health and social care services and supports for people.

This is a new course which has been adapted as an online version from other Partners in Policymaking leadership courses, you can find out more about those courses here

Partners online is a tailor-made programme, it will provide a good mix of inspiration and information and an opportunity to build skills so that people who attend gain the knowledge, inspiration and confidence we need to create a better future for ourselves and others. A strong value base of inclusion, equality, humanity and justice underpins the course. We will be listening, learning, sharing, planning and creating together.

We are keen not to exclude anyone from this opportunity, should you have and concerns or questions about access or inclusion needs please talk to us.

Topics covered will include:

  • Exploring and finding out why things are the way they are at present in support services and society.
  • Understanding and relating to statutory systems, including new guidance and changes
  • Learning about the principles of self-directed support
  • Information about what is available and what is possible.
  • Getting the right support for yourself or those you love or work with
  • Making change happen locally and nationally.
  • Listening, learning, sharing, planning and creating together

Who can apply?

People who draw on health and social care

People who have loved ones / family members who draw on health and social care

People and professionals who work with people who draw on health and social care

Anyone who is passionate about getting a good future for those who draw on health and social care

The course is open to anyone draw on health and social care support, your loved ones/relatives and anyone who wants to support change through their work with people who draw on support.

There are 40 places available.

How will it be held?

Partners online will be held using the online platform ‘Zoom’. There will be nine daytime sessions taking place between September and December from 10am to 2.30pm (plus 3 evening sessions).

When is it taking place?

We need you to be available for all the dates.  Please don’t apply unless you would be able to attend all the sessions. We work to create a strong network and that doesn’t work if you miss or dip in and out of sessions. Out of fairness and respect to each other it is imperative that you commit fully to take part.

Each day starts at 10.00am until 2.30pm.

7th September 2022

14th September 2022

28th September 2022

12th October 2022

26th October 2022

9th November 2022

23rd November 2022

7th December 2022

14th December 2022

How we will make a decision about who gets a place?

You need to send us your application form for a place by end 30th June 2022.

The ‘Partner online’ team will meet and look at all the applications. We will choose 40 people who reflect a good range of people who draw on support, their families /loved ones, professionals, practitioners, community volunteers or statutory providers from across England.

How to apply for a place on Partners online…

Fill in the application form from the link below. Send it to us by post or email it to the address at the end of the application form.  Please make sure we receive it by the 30th June 2022.