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Choice Support successful in bid for quality champion scheme

We have just been awarded the Southwark Innovation Fund to establish an independent quality champion scheme that covers all user groups across the borough.

The fund amounts to £188K over three years. The scheme will be co-produced with one full time project co-ordinator working alongside three part time co-ordinators who have experience of using services. The aim is to develop a robust community quality champion programme that will recruit and train thirty people who have experience of using services. The scheme is innovative as all checks are carried out by vulnerable people who have experience of support services.

This scheme will provide real employment opportunities for people supported in the borough of Southwark. Quality champions will challenge stereotypes about people with a wide range of disabilities and will enhance the work of Southwark Council. This is a truly independent user led quality auditing system, with cross provider support. It is hoped the scheme could lead to the establishment of a social enterprise once the funding finishes.

Our experience of developing the Quality Checkers and Experts by Experience meant that our Involvement Team have a wealth of experience and knowledge about how to best engage marginalised groups. This has proved an invaluable advantage for the award of this fund. Thomas Doukas, the Involvement Team Leader will manage this project.

For more information contact Thomas Doukas.

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