On Thursday 28th July the Partners in Healthcare team were invited by Cardiff Peoples First to take part in a Black Minority Ethnic event to show people with learning disabilities what happens when you call 999. Cardiff Peoples First is an organisation of and for Adults with learning disabilities.
Due to the various levels of understanding of people with learning disabilities, the team delivered their message through the use of role play. The team re-enacted a 999 call which proved to be extremely popular with members of the audience, many of whom volunteered to be a patient or caller. Local Trust staff attended the event, including a Call Taker and a Clinical Team Leader.
To raise awareness of the National 'Choose Well' message, the group played an interactive quiz - 'Big accident or little accident'. This gave everyone the opportunity to talk and discuss what kind of help they can expect depending on their health needs.
Click here for further information regarding the 'Choose Well' message.
Assembly member Vaughan Gething attended the event and commented 'I'm very impressed with the turnout you've had, and the role playing scene with the ambulance service as well - some very inventive people'.
After the event Karen Jeffries, Coordinator for Community Voices Group, Cardiff Peoples First sent the following message to the Welsh Ambulance team, 'The Community Voices group and facilitators would like to say a "BIG THANKYOU" to you and your team for delivering a fun, accessible workshop for the event. The feedback from the members and other attendees was really good. We look forward to working with you in the future!'
There is a short film below of the event which you may like to watch.