Delegates to our Annual Conference on 6th October 2021 have given us some fantastic feedback which we’d like to share more widely. Our conference theme was Health at the Heart of Communities and of the 101 people who attended 36 filled out our feedback form. The conference overall got a resounding thumbs up from the commentators, with a number of people highlighting how inspiring they had found the day’s emphasis on love and compassion and the value of having the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care as a speaker.
One delegate commented, “I loved the idea of us being health creators – so apt. It was really powerful to shine a light on what a fantastic job the voluntary health sector has done during the pandemic. The importance of kindness and compassion was emphasised throughout the day – really important attributes to aspire to. I hope the Cabinet Secretary takes forward the suggestion of having a third sector advisory board to support him.”
Another said, “I will make sure that I use words like love and kindness more frequently and openly. People who use all of our services are people’s loved ones and should be treated as precious cargo! Not CHI numbers or patients/service users – the whole person should always be considered including family/carers.”
Reflecting on this same theme, someone else added, “ I was encouraged to hear people saying that this is not a race back to ‘normal'”.
As we start to plan next year’s conference, you can be sure we will take this feedback into account, so a big thank you to all of you who provided it.
Read the summary feedback report here: Delegate Feedback from VHS Annual Conference 2021
Please contact Lauren Blair with any questions.