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House of Lords: People Powered Recovery

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dual Diagnosis and Complex Needs invited network members to attend the launch of the People Powered Recovery report on the 22nd January 2018. This report is the summation of evidence collected by the APPG on Social Action – something that the NECG and Fulfilling Lives projects contributed to. A copy of our initial evidence submission can be found here: APPG Social Action v1.0. Robert Eagle, Beneficiary Ambassador at Opportunity Nottingham, was originally involved inRead More …

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 …

Being the Story

Being the Story is a one day event delivered by sounddelivery. The day hosts a collection of inspirational speakers who have experienced trauma or difficulties in their lives and used that experience to provide positive outcomes either for themselves or others. The day provides NECG members with an opportunity to observe different ways to deliver their personal stories in order to create positive impacts and change – this can be through storytelling, song, poetry, art, photography or any manner of creativeRead More …

A Week in the life of a beneficiary ambassador – by Lee Orrell

As part of the APPG Complex Needs & Dual Diagnosis call for evidence on Social Action, NECG member Lee Orrell wrote about his experience as a beneficiary ambassador at Opportunity Nottingham. There are four Ambassadors at Opportunity Nottingham, we all take a lead in different areas and specialities, which consist of, but are not limited to: women’s issues, BME, housing, offending, homelessness, mental health and substance misuse, but we interchange dependant on what is being asked of us at theRead More …

All Party Parliamentary Group Complex Needs & Dual Diagnosis – Social Action

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is working with the Office for Civil Society looking for evidence around how social action (e.g. peer support, community-led initiatives, involving people with lived experience in service design) can drive better services for people with complex needs e.g. by improving outcomes, preventing crisis, reducing stigma or developing more responsive joined up services. In May 2017 the group put out for a ‘Call for Evidence’ on social action. As a central pillar of delivery acrossRead More …