Making it Real Board

In 2013, we set up a Making it Real Board in Herefordshire. Since then, the Board members, who are carers and people who use services, have been working together to improve the availability of good quality information for people and help them understand how they can take more control of their care and support.

Open meetings

The Board, which is made up of carers and people who use services, now wants to encourage involvement from a wider range of people and is inviting service users and their carers (including personal assistants) to come to the Making it Real open meetings.

The meetings scheduled this year will cover a wide range of areas such as WISH update and future planning, Carers Services, Technology Enabled Care and Mental Health.


All meetings are held from 10.30am to 1pm.

Previous meetings

  • Wednesday 16 January 2019 - This meeting covered the following:  
    • Integrated Community Equipment Service
    • Learning Disability and Autism Strategy update and action plan
  • Wednesday 27 March 2019 - This meeting provided an update on the following:
    • WISH and future planning
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • Update on the new Facts and Figures website
    • Direct Payment Policy update
  • Wednesday 29 May 2019 - This meeting provided an update on the following:
    • Technology Enabled Care
    • Communities
    • Carers Trust 4all

Let us know you're coming

Please let us know if you are coming, so we can make sure we have enough space and refreshments.

If you would like to attend please contact Sylvia Nicholls:

For more information about Making it Real, please visit the national Making it Real website.