Our Experts By Experience Network (EBE) is a group of people with lived experience of multiple and complex needs who work with us to raise awareness of these issues and encourage local organisations to hear and act on their ideas to improve how they deliver their services. In this blog, EBE member Keith explains how and why he got involved in the group.
Why I got involved in the Experts by Experience Network
I joined the Experts by Experience Network in January 2020, I found out about it from my worker at Oasis Community Housing. Once the referral was made, I attended an introductory meeting which was then followed by weekly meetings. I also attend other training opportunities with other organisations who share the same ideas and values as the rest of the group.
I have met really good people with similar experiences to me, they offer support whilst sharing ideas and looking at issues we feel may need improvements.
We contact each other with opportunities and ideas to improve systems as well as the way people are treated by authorities when they are seeking help to make progress in their lives.
I have found Experts by Experience a really positive group for me to attend at this time in my life and hope to contribute and receive help in equal measure.
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