Involving People with Lived Experience
People with lived experience can offer a unique perspective on our health and social care services based on real experience. They can tell us first hand what it is like to experience a certain issue or service.
Spreading Good Practice
Stacey and Joanna’s Story
The production and spread of this film has secured future funding and security for the individuals and their positions and it has increased appetite across the health and social care sector for similar roles to help shape our future services.
See our guide below for more information regarding the recruitment process and how to develop lived experience roles.
The work supports a wider piece of published research looking at young people’s experiences of living in transracial foster placements.
Mike is one of two unpaid carers representatives on Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board. He shared his experience of the role, its challenges and what he hopes to see in the future of our health and social care system.
RIC Hub Guides
Drawing upon existing resources and literature, the Hub has pulled together an easy guide to help navigate common challenges, barriers and enablers of employing people with lived experience. The guide contains advice on good practice and how to develop lived experience roles. It also builds on the film above by highlighting the recruitment process behind Joanna and Stacey’s role as an example of good practice.
Engaging with people with lived experience can have a positive impact on the work that we do and can inform changes to services and the way we work. To do so meaningfully, it’s important to understand what works well, what the challenges and barriers might be and how to overcome them. The Hub has created a guide to give you a place to start.
In this newsletter, the Hub shares best practice of how services in our region have used lived experience as an asset from a variety of perspectives and provide further information to help incorporate lived experience into health and social care.
We want every child in Cardiff and Vale to have the opportunity to thrive. Our work focuses on children in vulnerable situations and the services that support them.
We know how hard it can be to find help when people need it the most. We want to make sure there is community support to help people stay as healthy as possible so they can carry on doing the things that matter most to them.
As a Partnership we have worked together with people with a learning disability, their families, carers and the third and independent sector to produce a clear direction for the planning and delivery of adult learning disability services across the region over the next five years.