Social model practice in a medical world (this is a 2-day course)

Location: London

Speakers: Carole Pound, Kate Swinburn

Dates: 24 May 2005 for 1 day


12 July 2005
for 1 day


29 November 2005
for 1 day


31 January 2006
for 1 day

Course reference number: SOCI0505/SOCI1105
Cost: £250

About the course

Do you want to make a difference to people’s initial experience of having a stroke? Social model practice offers an alternative framework and dynamic of service delivery. This course explores how the social model of disability and healthcare can fit within medical settings. It focuses on tools and techniques to include users and respond to individuals rather than fitting individuals to services. The course will explore key themes such as opportunity and choice, professional power and patient autonomy, and making environments and procedures accessible.

Day 1 will help you to reflect on, and dismantle the barriers that disable people with stroke and aphasia in medical settings. The follow up day will support you and your team to problem-solve challenges and bring about tangible change.

This is what people have said about this course

“this course would benefit anyone involved in the care of people who have had a stroke”

“A very useful day and a great way to “connect with Connect. Thank you for re-motivating me”

“Excellent course! Good pace, good time management.”

“I enjoyed all of it. It was varied and kept my attention”

Who is the course for?

Stroke teams (including stroke service coordinators, PALS representatives, GPs, consultants, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors, psychologists and nurses).

What will you get from attending the course?

  • Insider perspectives on the experience of stroke in the acute setting
  • New insights into how communication difficulties affect power between service users and providers, involvement and equality of access to services
  • Practical suggestions for doing the same therapy differently
  • Support for identifying, addressing and dismantling barriers to user involvement
  • Ideas and inspiration for making meaningful changes in your work place

Other information

Tea and coffee and lunch provided

All course materials provided

Course time 10.00am – 4.30pm (registration from 9.30am)


About the speakers and facilitators
We have a skilled team of researchers, practitioners and people living with stroke and aphasia who contribute to Connect training events. In addition we draw on the experiences and expertise of other practitioners who know what it takes to bring about practical change for complex issues. To find out more about the speakers click here.

How to apply for training events
To find out more about the individual courses and conferences click on the links in this section or contact Carole Cross.

Application form
To book on any of the courses, please click here for an application form.