A free event next month will review the feedback collected by the Restraint, Seclusion and Segregation (RSS) Project from people who have experienced RSS and their carers. The project, led by Advonet and CHANGE, ran questionnaires and collected feedback on people’s experiences of RSS and their suggestions for how to improve the treatment of patients in health and care settings.
The event aims to:

  • Show what people have said about RSS anonymously
  • Identify themes from the feedback
  • Send that feedback to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and parts of the NHS to ensure that changes are made based on that feedback

It is open to people who have experienced restraint, seclusion and segregation in health and care settings and their parents/carers. It is open to people who live anywhere in England.

When and where?

The event is on Thursday 12th December and will run from 1:15pm-4:15pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. It will be at the Leeds Playhouse, which is at this address:
Leeds Playhouse
Playhouse Square
To book, please register at rssfeedback.eventbrite.co.uk. Please note that if you do not book a place, you cannot attend the event.
If you have any questions about what the event will involve, please email Ellen Dimuantes, RSS Project Coordinator, at [email protected] or call the Advonet office on 0113 244 0606 and ask for Ellen.

Have your say

There is still time left to contribute to the questionnaires for the RSS Project.
This is your chance to influence the future direction of Segregation, Seclusion and Restraint. Your feedback will be included in an independent report to the Department of Health and inform its review.
There is one for people with lived experience, which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/rssquestionnaire.
There is also one for carers, which is at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/rssquestionnairecarers.
You can also fill in a PDF copy of the questionnaire, which can be downloaded by clicking on the button at the end of this article. If you want to send it to us by post, please mail it to this address:
Unity Business Centre
26 Roundhay Road