Journey Ignition event

Journey Ignition Event in Glasgow

Journey event in Glasgow

Journey event ignites ideas and inspires members

A diverse mix of people with lived and professional experience of care came together at a meeting in Glasgow on Wednesday 24 October, hosted by the Independent Care Review.

The Journey Ignition event saw the Care Review’s co-chairs welcome a number of new members into 10 groups that are undertaking in-depth work on a range of important issues directly related to what is known as Scotland’s care system.

The event was charged with positive energy and full of inspiring ideas as members met with group co-chairs for the first time in a Care Review capacity.

As well as presentations from the Care Review and 1000 Voices teams, the day saw co-chairs lead group conversations, starting off by asking new members to share ‘why I said yes’ and later encouraged honest and open discussions about expectations and hopes for the Review.

Together, all involved will consider the challenges and opportunities ahead, with the goal of creating lasting positive change for infants, children and young people who experience care in Scotland.

Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Independent Care Review said:

“I am excited and truly honoured to be working with such a talented and inspirational group of people and am immensely grateful for the time, energy, personal insight and expertise that they are giving to the Review. I am certain that with their experience and knowledge, change will happen.
I also want to say thank you to the thousands of children, young people and individuals who have taken part so far, as well as organisations who have made pledges to support the work of the Care Review. There are some amazing gestures of support and fantastic ideas on display on the Care Review website. Please share how you would like to support and get involved, or any ideas you have – the Review would love to hear from you.”

Julie Torley, member of the Rights group shared her view on the day:

“Today has been really enlightening and empowering for me. To know that people’s struggles haven’t been for nothing and can help to make change happen is so important. It was also nice for me to hear for the first time from people who have had positive experiences in care.  Meeting and doing this, we will be collectively working together to help break down those barriers for the next generation.”

Have a look at what some of the attendees had to say about the day in the Twitter feed below.

The Journey stage will run until autumn 2019 before the Care Review makes its final recommendations.

Find out more about the Journey stage, who is involved and how you can make your pledge.