The Restraint, Seclusion and Segregation (RSS) Project, led by Advonet and CHANGE, is offering anyone who has experienced RSS in health and care settings the opportunity to share their story.
To help with that, they have produced an Easy Read questionnaire, where you can contribute anonymously.
In the questionnaire, you can:
- Say how, where and when you experienced RSS
- Say why you fell it happened
- Suggest changes to be made to make people feel safer
- What the government can do to make things better
To complete the questionnaire, you can download a copy in PDF by clicking on the button at the end of this article. Then, once you have completed it, you can email it to Ellen Dimuantes, RSS Project Coordinator at RSSproject@advonet.org.uk.
There are other ways to share your story. Anyone who wants more info is welcome to email the project or ring Ellen on 0113 244 0606, as they are open to any ways they can hear from people with lived experience of RSS, including carers and families, and the questionnaire is only one option.
All stories will be fully redacted and made confidential before they are seen by anyone else, including the CQC, Department of Health or other participants.
The deadline for responses is Friday 29th November at 5pm.
You can find a copy of the survey and download it at this link: https://advonet.org.uk/rss-project-share-your-story-in-our-questionnaire/