The value of sharing experience and wisdom was so evident in our first CoP tele-meeting held on 30th January 2013.

The major topic of discussion was the challenges of working with Homeshare participants to help clarify expectations of each other and the Homeshare program during the match set-up phase, developing the agreement and then learning to live with each other. All agreed this is the key area of Homeshare practice that enables successful and sustainable matches to be made and that respects a consumer (self) directed way of working.

CoP members benefitted enormously from the many years of experience and practice wisdom of HANZA’s Joan Crawford, with added value of Bernadette Larkin’s disability experience. Both are pictured here with Beris Campbell during the informative discussion.