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Last year hundreds of amazing people shared stories with Measuring the Mountain (MtM), and created a picture of what needing care and support services and of what being a carer is really like.

They would love to have your help again to build on what they found out last year, and add detail and breadth to their understanding of people’s experiences. 

MtM want to hear your stories so that they can understand more about what it is like, day-to-day, to need care and support services or to be a carer looking after a loved one, friend or neighbour. Funded by Welsh Government, Measuring the Mountain (MtM) is a Wales-wide project that is gathering stories from people to understand more about the early implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act.

Last year they collected just under 500 stories, and they revealed some of highs, and lows, of care and support, shining a light on key factors that play a role in experiences being positive or negative. The findings from last year have been published on the MtM website and shared directly with Welsh Government and, as part of their work this year, they’ll be sharing their findings with social care providers, third sector organisations and community groups across Wales, as well as with health and social care students. 

With so many people in Wales caring for loved ones, or needing care and support services, MtM want to make sure that they’ve heard from as many people as they can. Each story tells something important, everyone’s perspective is unique and, collectively, the stories you share can make a difference to the way services are delivered in the future.

To get involved in MtM you can:

  • Share your story
  • Tell others about the project
  • If you’re part of a group and would like someone from the project to come and hear stories from a few of you, please get in touch with Katie

Sharing a story takes about 10 minutes, and can be done by visiting www.mtm.wales and clicking ‘Share My Story’

Stories should be about an experience from the last 12 months, and they are interested in all kinds of stories. MtM recognise that being a carer or needing care and support services can relate to many different aspects of a person’s life, so feel free to tell them about community activities, health matters, or housing, for example.

Your stories are vital to their work, and vital to MtM hearing from the diverse individuals and communities that access care and support services, and those that provide essential caring to their loved ones. 

Stories can be added up until 21st May 2020.

To contact Katie, email [email protected]; phone her on 07964 407 739; visit www.mtm.wales or Tweet @mtmwales