PACC Conference and AGM 2019
The theme for this PACC conference was 'Exploring Life as a Parent Carer' and was facilitated by Hannah Prior from local arts and culture organisation 'Ignition' Hannah led the parent carers who joined us in a number of exercises that looked at the challenges of being a parent carer and some of the things that can help. She shared a 'life wheel' to support identifying priorities and parent carers worked in small groups to create pictures showing how it felt to be a parent carer. This arts based approach is a different method to explore issues relating to parent carers but PACC believe that it is important to offer a range of activity styles at our events.
After lunch we held the PACC AGM for the period Nov 2017 - Oct 2018, providing updates on PACC's activity and Finaces. Mike Thomas presented the Co-Chairs report. The day closed with the voting in of the Management Board and trustees. The elected Board Members for the current year are;
As part of the AGM it was highlighted that PACC is currently facing capacity issues, for example the AGM had been delayed because of this and communication activity much reduced for the last 6 months. The majority of PACC's work is done on a voluntary basis and currently PACC only has 7 hours per week of paid administrative support. One of the strengths of PACC is that it is an organisation that is fully led by representatives of the community it works for, but this does mean that all our volunteers have other demands on their time, caring for their families. As a well established and successful participation group, the requests for PACC's involvment are significantly growing and without an increase in capacity, opportunities for Shropshire parent carers to influence local decision making will be missed. If you can spare a few hours to support PACC it would be very much appreciated. This would involve attending meetings, mainly at Shirehall in Shrewsbury and providing feedback to the Management Board via regular Board meetings. Please contact PACC at email@example.com if you would like to know more
The presentations from the day, the chairs report, and feedback summaries from the event are available below.< Back to News List