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Review of the NHS Accessible Information Standard

Urgent priorities for change, informed by patients’ livedexperience and NHS professionals. In late 2021, a coalition of charities surveyed NHS and social care professionals in England, as well as disabled people who have accessible information and communication needs, about the NHS Accessible Information Standard. More than 900 people gave responses. We have added an easy-read version of the review below. Here are some key facts from the findings: After five years of the Accessible Information Standard, only 11 percent of…


Valuing Lived Experience – Learning with National Voices

Sharing details of an event hosted by National Voices. Voices for Improvement Facilitating the co-existence of Lived and Learned Experience We know that people with Lived Experience bring important insight to the design and delivery of care, and understand how resources can be directed for better value. However, they do not often get the opportunity to work alongside system leaders to support improvement. Voices for Improvement, a National Voices project in partnership with Q Community, offers Lived Experience Partners the opportunity…


Suffolk User Forum is looking for new Voluntary Trustees

Do you have accountancy or fundraising skills? Do you have an interest in mental health or lived experience? Then please check out the message from Suffolk User Forum (SUF) below. “One of the positive features of Covid has been the willingness & flexibility of voluntary organisations in Suffolk to play their part so wonderfully. Many of these are small county organisations with a few paid staff and voluntary trustees supporting them. SUF is one such charity. SUF exists to give…

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Be part of the Social Work England National Advisory Forum

Social Work England is currently recruiting for the National Advisory Forum for people with lived experience of social work and also for social workers. Social Work England is particularly keen for applications locally as there is currently no representation from the Eastern Region. The window for applications is now open.  Online drop ins for applicants: Thursday 11th November 12-1  The deadline for applications is midday on the 15th November The recruitment day is Wednesday 24th, with interviews on Thursday 25th November.…


Webinar: Co-production Week 2021

A Webinar from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Have I got co-production news for you For Co-production Week 2021 SCIE are bringing back ‘Have I got co-production news for you’. It’s a webinar that will answer all of the questions you’ve got about co-production, including: Has COVID-19 held co-production back from happening? How much work is needed before co-production becomes widespread? What are the top three things you need for co-production to work properly? An expert panel made…


The Future of Lived Experience: a conference hosted by the Institute of Community Reporters

Everyone has a story to tell – we know this wholeheartedly, but right now, it also feels like everyone is asking for our stories and there is a risk of storytelling fatigue setting in. How do we ensure that people who share their lived experiences are valued and that those experiences are treated as a valid form of data in their own right? How does society, institutions and organisations – ourselves included – to get better a working with stories…

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