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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 …

RR3 roundtable on substance misuse and addiction for people involved with the criminal justice system

RR3 is the the ‘Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group’; the group provides third sector opinions to government on issues surrounding the criminal justice system. On the 11th October the group met to discuss substance misuse and addiction for people involved with the criminal justice system. Two members from the NECG attended the meeting alongside group facilitator Sarah Robinson. The blog below is the reflections on the day by one of the attendees. Chris Panikkou, South East Fulfilling Lives Chris Panikkou, projectRead More …

Next steps for housing in London & the South East: affordability, meeting demand and the future for social housing

On the 13th September the NECG group facilitator and an expert by experience from ESURG (Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham’s expert group) attended the Policy Forum for London’s event on housing. The event covered the following topics: Key issues for implementing the Mayor’s housing strategy Assessing priorities for housing in developing the London Plan Cast Study: housing supply and safety in Camden Meeting housing demands for people living and working in London: infrastructure, finance and development The future of the privateRead 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 …

How to engage individuals with multiple needs from BME communities

Experts from the NECG were surprised to find out how few individuals from BME backgrounds were engaging with services on the Fulfilling Lives: Supporting people with Multiple Needs programme. Consequently, they undertook research to understand why BME communities weren’t engaging with services and what the programme was doing to engage the communities.

Voices of Experience: Best Practice in Service User Involvement for Women Facing Multiple Disadvantage

On July 20th 2016, AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) held a seminar to explore the themes of best practice around service user involvement for women facing multiple disadvantage. The seminar provided an opportunity to explore existing models, best practice and to hear from experts by experience themselves. Two members of the NECG attended the seminar to provide evidence

Welcome to the NECG UK website

In just three years, NECG has made more than a splash in terms of getting the voice of people with lived experience of multiple complex needs heard. As a national voice for 12 regional groups, the Comms committee decided to push for a website where we could publish news and views about multiple complex needs across addiction, homelessness, mental health and offending behaviour. Today, we’re proud to launch that site. Our website has been visioned, planned and created by peopleRead More …