(Courtesy The Key Update, Susan Rogers)
A new report by Shaping Our Lives, a disabled people’s and service-user network, “highlights the importance of involving disabled people in planning and delivering services, but also the barriers they face when trying to share their lived experience,” Disability News Service (DNS) reports.
“The Tickboxes and Tokenism report says the inclusive involvement of disabled people and members of other marginalized communities in such activity is ‘critical’ in promoting ‘system and social change,'” DNS writes. Shaping Our Lives notes: “This report is the result of a survey we ran in 2021 to explore people’s experiences of service user involvement…The report contains recommendations for those who want to run truly inclusive, meaningful involvement to shape their services and make them better for everyone.” For the DNS article, click here. For the report, click here.