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Resources on Co-Production and Lived Experience

The Clinks Service User Involvement Managers’ Network has recently circulated a number of useful resources on co-production and lived experience. Please see below to access these. The value of lived experience in social change Recommended by Tom Lawson, CEO of Leap Confronting Conflict, at our recent event on involving service users in governance, this research report by Baljeet Sandhu examines how the UK social sector values and cultivates the work of people with lived experience in leading social change. ItRead More …

NECG: Positive Changes Conference

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On Friday 13th October the NECG held their first ever national conference in London. The day was a celebration of the work individuals with lived experience had achieved in the design and delivery of services across the Fulfilling Lives (Multiple Needs) programme. Following the event we created a report which details the content of every session, feedback from delegates and reflections of their experiences from group members. The report includes many links to videos created by group members to illustrate coreRead More …

NECG Response to RR3 consultation on substance misuse services in the criminal justice system

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On the 11th October two NECG members attended the RR3 roundtable on substance misuse services in the criminal justice system (please refer to earlier post). On the 7th December the quarterly NECG meeting decided to respond to the same consultation en-masse.  As a result individuals with lived experience from the 12 Fulfilling Lives areas were able to contribute to this important consultation. The response submitted to the Clinks can be found here: RR3 Response V0.1. Update 5th January: Clinks haveRead More …

Criminal Justice Forum & How to make social investment work for you

On the 6th December 4 NECG members attended an event hosted by Clinks in Manchester. The day was split into two – in the morning the focus was on the Criminal Justice Forum. This provided an array of speakers who talked about how organisations can engage and work better with police and crime commissioners. In the afternoon the event focused on examples of using Social Investment funding to help individuals with lived experience of offending get back into employment. TheRead More …

Addressing key crime trends and improving police performance

On the 19th October two members of the NECG, accompanied by the group facilitator, attended the Policy Forum for London’s event on Crime and Policing in London – next steps for crime prevention, addressing key crime trends and improving police performance. The event had a number of high profile speakers presenting on a cross-section of crime and policing subjects, however those most relevant to the NECG were those outlining the policy and strategy background: Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for PolicingRead More …