Involving people is so important that we have an involvement team to advise us. This team includes more than 70 people with learning disabilities employed to take part in our work. They help to:
Their work extends to influencing and changing social care nationally through partnership with many user led and campaigning organisations.
"…it was extremely gratifying and unexpected to meet (supported) individuals who not only feel they are listened to, but have had an active role to play - for instance, in joining the Board of Trustees, and in helping to monitor the quality of the project." Matrix Assessment Report, 2014. The Matrix Standard is a quality framework for organisations offering information, advice and guidance.
People with learning disabilities sit on our Board of Trustees. Choice Support Trustees oversee and govern what we do.
We have developed many innovative ways for people to tell us what they think. Close attention is given to those people we support who find it harder to communicate. We involve people through checking, monitoring and guiding our services including:
Find out more by watching this video:
The Our Rights Group have just hosted another successful Big Meet conference for people we support which was about making healthy choices and living well. Watch the video above or read their blog which describes the day.