‘What matters to you?’ day started in 2014 with the aim of encouraging and supporting more meaningful conversations between health and care staff, and individuals and their families.
It’s about shifting the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What’s important to you?”. It asks more health and care staff to talk to the people they work with, find out what matters to them, and how they would like to be supported.
This is part of the conversation at the heart of good personalised care and support planning, personal health budgets, and personalised care, and are such important conversations to have, and to have well.We have produced a short video compilation with contributions from our community of people with lived experience, to encourage more people to start having these conversations.
You can join in the What Matters To You conversations on social media on June 9th with the hashtag #WMTY20.