KeyRing is a charity that provides social care support in England and Wales. Since 1990 our support has started with the simple question ‘what do you want from life?’
It’s not rocket science but it works. In 1990 two guys with a bit of common sense and a lot of determination set up KeyRing. They were Carl Poll and Greg Willdigg. They asked people what they wanted from life. Overwhelmingly people spoke about:
This inspired the KeyRing Living Support Network model. The model hasn’t changed a whole lot since then but people still talk about it being innovative. Originally we worked with people who have learning disabilities. Today we work with anyone who needs support to live independently. Our support is adapted to the local area we work in but every service is still based around the key question ‘what do you want from life?'
Social Care limitations mean that people have to show need, disability and lack of resources in order to get support. At KeyRing, we know that everyone has something to offer, things they want to achieve and a life they want to lead.
"KeyRing creates an environment that offers just enough support, through peer support (connection and friendship), volunteer support and skilled support workers. It is built upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the people we work with and their networks.
We too have a large network of support where we share skills and resources. Including Think Local Act Personal, #SocialCareFuture and Association of Mental Health Providers. We are keen to continue sharing our experience and approaches with Local Authorities, organisations and groups."
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