5. Pandemic poems - with crowdsourced voices

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By Gill Phillips @WhoseShoes. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In the early part of the pandemic, early summer 2020, we ran a series of #VirtualWhoseShoes sessions, sharing innovative best practice during the pandemic and exploring the particular challenges faced by different groups of people. The work was influential and led to a lot of interesting speaker opportunities, as well as helping people ( including us!) realise that we could keep our core business going and enabling us to run adapt our workshops among them online.
You can read the report here: https://fabnhsstuff.net/fab-stuff/the-whose-shoes-phenomenon-a-catalyst-for-change-in-health-and-social-care
Today I have collected some of the most popular ones – using poems to tell the story of the pandemic. I hope you enjoy listening – and possibly even more I can imagine as listening to this episode in a few years time. I wonder what memories it will evoke?
Key lemon lightbulbs include … 🍋💡🍋

  • Let’s hang onto the best things we discovered during the pandemic
  • No hierarchy just people.
  • Teamwork and valuing everybody
  • The power of community
  • Cutting through the bureaucracy to make things happen quickly for the benefit of patients
  • Valuing key workers; realising how we are all connected and interdependent
  • Being grateful to people who keep us safe and for the risks they are taking
  • Awareness of deep inequalities and wanting a fairer society
  • Nature and other simple pleasures
  • (Missing) getting together in person and having hugs

How much are you still appreciating and determined to hang onto these, for ourselves and for others, as the world opens up?
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