Expert Link is a national project to amplify the voices and views of people with direct experience of homelessness, mental health issues, substance and alcohol misuse, offending, domestic violence and abuse.
Why we're Losing Control We want our network, its voice and its influence to grow in order to help redress the balance in power and control that exists between so called service user and service provider. To achieve that and stay true to our principles, we need our network to have the freedom to own and control the direction this takes, not us. What we're bringing to the party Years of experience in the potential power of genuine, collaborative, co-production of support services and the critical importance of directly and meaningfully involving those with direct experience in this process.
What we want to leave with: A plan for growing our network across all parts of the ‘system’ and techniques for organising our work that will allow us to cede control without losing the power of our collective voice and influence.