What is Participation? 

Participation means being involved in decisions affecting you. Participation does not mean having the right to make the decision, however, it does mean that your views should be taken into account. If you feel you are not being listened to, you should contact EPIC. You can get the support of an Advocate to raise your concerns and ensure that your voice is heard in all decisions affecting your care.

group-smilingHow Can I Participate?          

You should be encouraged to participate in decisions affecting you on a daily basis. Your participation should be promoted by your social worker and carer(s). Your social worker should ensure that your views are taken into consideration in decisions made about your care.

Your social worker should involve you in developing a care plan. A care plan will identify your needs, supports and various aspects of your care such as family contact and your education.  You should be encouraged and prepared by your social worker to participate in your care review. If you choose not to go to your care review, there are other ways you can have your views heard such as having an Advocate represent your views or by writing a letter prior to the care review.


Congratulations Michael Marshall ! Michael's production ' Happy Birthday Jacob' will be running from August 15th - August 26th in The New Theatre: Dublin. Check it out! It's brilliant!

Michael will also be contributing to our annual conference in October and we can't wait to work with Michael again.
Best of luck from all in EPIC
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Meet Michael Marshall our writer, and Co-Founder of Bakru. Michael wrote the first draft of Happy Birthday Jacob when he was seventeen and it was featured as part of Druid Debuts in 2013. He is a hold...

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