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Do you know someone who lives with a chronic condition? Are you interested in better ways to support them?

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Wednesday 19 October 2011 9.02am
We'd like to speak with you!

Hello forum members.

Southwark-based not-for-profit organisation Participle are looking to speak with people who have close friends or family who have lived with a chronic condition for at least two years and are not their main carer. If they have COPD, Heart Disease, MS or Cancer then we would especially like to hear from you.

What’s happening?

We are beginning to design a new kind of support for people with chronic conditions. Our approach puts people’s social and day-to-day lives right at the centre. That is why we want to hear from friends and families, whether or not you’re a carer.

We are not the NHS and we are not looking for your opinions of NHS services. This is an opportunity to say what you really feel about living well and the kinds of support that could encourage it.

Getting involved

We are meeting people between Monday 24th October and Friday 4th November, and our places are limited. If you would like to take part, please contact Kate as soon as possible. The conversations will take about 1 hour 30 minutes and we offer £25 as a thank you for taking part. Everything you tell us about will be treated as confidential and none of your personal information will be shared with any other organisations.

Equally, if you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message on and see if they’d like to take part.

For more information on the project and taking part, please contact:

Kate Burn,, 020 7089 6950,

Participle is a social enterprise that works with ordinary people to create new kinds of solutions to issues including health, employment and ageing. We work in partnership with local government and local agencies but we are independent.
Thursday 20 October 2011 10.20am
HI kate, My mum has COPD, she is only in her early 50s. :( She doesnt live in the area though. SO not sure if this fit the criteria.

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