LEADING IN HOUSING, SUPPORT AND RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Jo Hogg

This page tells you about Jo Hogg, an Associate Advisor on the H&SA team.Portrait photo of team member Jo HoggJo Hogg is a freelance consultant based in North Somerset. Jo has supported people with learning disabilities and their families for more than twenty five years working in supported living, day services and supported employment. She spent six years working for KeyRing – Living Support Networks and set up the first KeyRing networks outside London.

Jo has been working with individuals, families and local authorities in developing individualised housing and support options. 

She has worked for Housing & Support Partnerships, the Valuing People Support Team and Partners for Inclusion (East Renfrewshire). In April 2006, she joined the Cornwall Change Team and helped to close Budock, Tamarisk and West Heath hospitals and developed more personalised services. This work included the development of a substantial shared-ownership scheme. She later supported the closure of NHS campus hospitals in Dorset and Swindon and was involved in the modernisation of large, traditional services in Devon.

Jo has worked as a researcher seeking the views of people with learning disabilities and carers on their short break options in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. In 2011, she carried out research into the wishes and future needs of injured service personnel and their families in the southwest. She has also carried out pieces of research for the Valuing People Support Team and Partners for Inclusion in Scotland.

Jo project manages the NHS easy-read health information website, A Picture of Health, and is a member of the editorial team. Most recently, Jo has worked with the South West Strategic Health Authority facilitating a national expert advisory group as part of the Winterbourne View investigation.

Jo’s training workshops include:

  • Person-centred thinking and tools including Individual Service Design and Working Policy as a way to develop tailored individual support, the values behind this approach and organisational challenges.
  • Housing Options Workshop: The basics facts about housing options and how they work for people.
  • Community Connections: Why and how to enable people with learning disabilities to become connected and active citizens in their local neighbourhoods.
  • Personalisation: What it means, the values behind it and government policy. Values into practice, including individual stories of people moving from segregated services to individual support. Future challenges.

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