A world where people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages are treated as equal partners in decisions made about their lives.
Our purpose, strategy and values
To inspire, support and champion co-production, with the voices of
people with lived experience at our heart
To amplify the voices and share the experiences of people marginalised by severe and multiple disadvantage, to influence national and local policy, and to provide smart solutions to make support services better.
We believe in humanity and the potential of all people. When we come from a place of honesty, we can create the change that we want to see and bring hope into our world.
Many people with lived experience of multiple disadvantage do not have a voice in decision made about their lives. To address this problem, our Founder contacted over 4,700 people with lived experience to find out what they would want from a representative organisation.
Using this evidence, a panel was formed to advise, guide and support the organisation’s formation. The panel was made up from those with lived experience of multiple disadvantage from across the country with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds.
Together we determined the purpose and values of the organisation, identified skills and talents, nurtured individual’s leadership skills, and developed the Governance arrangements and policies needed to become a charity.
Members were supported to sit on our Board of Governors, with further recruitment resulting in a Board with 90% of its members having lived experience of multiple disadvantage.
Together we have developed and delivered upon a funding strategy, developed our network to over 1,400 contacts, and work to influence national and local policy, including being represented on the Government’s Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel.
Founder and Head of Expert Link
Passionate and inspiring
Policy and Communications Manager
Positive and inclusive