Get Connected

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The Get Connected project, led by The Rix Centre Charity, examined the implementation of Multimedia Advocacy in partnership with six national care organisations (Choice Support, RCHL, Robert Owen Communities, Vocal Advocacy, CEDAand You Trust). The project was facilitated by a Get Connected grant from the Social Care Institute for Excellence. The aim of the project was to use the Multimedia Advocacy (MMA) approach within existing Person Centred Planning practices in the participating care organisations.

Get Connected – The Implementation of Multimedia Advocacy

The Multimedia Advocacy approach can be adopted and implemented with any organisation that provides education, care and support to people with various abilities.

The implementation of the approach is not simply a matter of providing training; its success depends on careful planning and management of financial and technical resources and managing risks and relationships in a manner that is holistic and person centred.

Successful implementation of the Multimedia Advocacy (MMA) approach requires long term commitment, alignment with your organisational goals and an open mind.

The Rix Centre has led on many implementation projects with various organisations. We recently completed a Get Connected project for the Social Care Institute for Excellence in partnership with six national care organisations. The aim of this implementation was to use the MMA approach within existing Person Centred Planning practices. The project provided the opportunity for the organisations involved to meet up, share and compare their experiences and evaluate the lessons that had been learned.

The RIX Centre led this process of critical reflection as part of their research input to the project. The organisations that took part in the project included: Choice Support, RCHL, Robert Owen Communities, Vocal Advocacy, CEDA and You Trust.