Every Step of the Way
A positive movement for systems change
Our lived experience engagement element of the programme. We guide and empower people with lived experience to use their voice to challenge and change systems in Birmingham. Lived experience is integral to the programme and the backbone of all the work we do.
See what our Experts by Experience say...
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‘’I would not hesitate to involve EBEs in our work again and genuinely hope the opportunity arises soon. Theirs is a unique perspective on the world and to have a group of people trained and supported to share that perspective is frankly gold dust to anyone who is genuinely interested in public and social research and policy development.’’
‘’We needed people with a story to tell, who understood that the story was bigger than themselves and who were willing to share that experience. The ESOW participants were a key part of the commission, we felt enriched by having them with us. If we were to run another commission we would get in touch with yourselves and other organisations in our contacts who work in the lived experience sector’’
‘’The opportunity to hear directly from people who are/have lived in challenging circumstances is extremely powerful and valuable. Just to say thank you to Becky, Richard and Reuben for sharing so openly their life experiences and giving us some valuable insight into how we can improve our services.’’
‘’ Definitely, fabulous service run by inspirational staff. If you could bottle and sell the passion and commitment from the staff and Experts, you would be very rich” Excellent service which I recommend to all other agencies. I would like to see more experts working in hospitals, doctor’s surgery’s and even job centres. Just a brilliant, empowering service. Much needed in Birmingham. Couldn’t think of a better team to run the EBE service in Brum’’
‘’Thank you, it’s been an absolute pleasure working with ESOW participants and appreciate the opportunity to work with Changing Futures’’
‘’I would use the EBE’s again and have previously. I feel their insight and opinions are invaluable, particularly when discussing our future Peer Mentor roles. We are already working in partnership with ESOW as partners in Birmingham Changing Futures Together.
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