The Restraint, Seclusion and Segregation (RSS) Project, led by Advonet and CHANGE, has some interesting news about part of what the RSS Project is all about. This involves meeting directly with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to share your experience to help make changes to the use of RSS in health and care settings.
There is an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) who are appointed to the CQC’s larger project, and they are keen to have experts by experience at their meetings which are held in London.
The next one is very soon, on Wednesday 18th September, and the CQC would like for us to try and reach anyone with lived experience of RSS, including families and carers, who are willing and able to travel to London and attend the EAG on that date. There will be also be at least one other meeting, most likely in January.
All expenses will be covered and we are happy to discuss what kind of support we need to provide to make participation possible for anyone who wants to attend and communicate with the EAG about their experiences.

Get in touch

Do you know of anyone who might be willing to attend, including family/carers? If so, please put them in touch with the project by asking them to call Ellen at the office on 0113 244 0606, or drop us an email at [email protected].
Anyone who wants to attend on the 18th needs to contact us as soon as possible.
More generally, we are keen to hear from individuals with lived experience of RSS who may wish to contribute to the project, and we hope to set up an experts-by-experience steering group to direct the independent report.
Please feel free to pass along the opportunity to any groups/organisations that may be able to promote the project and opportunity to attend the EAG meetings. The link to Advonet’s project page is here:
You can download and print an accessible project booklet using one of the buttons near the bottom of the page.