The focus of this new report, published by Shaping Our Lives, is to make it possible for everyone who wants to, to be more involved in and have more say over their lives and the services they use to live them. The report draws on findings from a three-year national research and development project supported by the Department of Health, which aimed to find out how inclusive user involvement could be achieved. This user controlled project was particularly interested in looking at why certain groups of ‘seldom-heard’ service users experience barriers to involvement and how these barriers can be overcome.
Key findings from the project include:
The report is available to download from the Shaping Our Lives website and comprises:
There is also a series of practical resources to download from the Shaping Our Lives website www.shapingourlives.org.uk