The way forward
“Voices for Change” is a peer led project which has achieved a voice for people who do not always have their voice heard. It has asked key questions in ways that encourage people to express what they feel.
We have listened to what people told us and plan to carry forward the messages they have shared with us. The report is part of this process and we have now secured additional funding to support us host an event which will bring together the groups we have met.
We plan to build on the work we have started, and hope to build connections with the people, agencies and organisations which provide and commission services.
We believe that encouraging an open dialogue about the issues which matter to the people who use services can make a positive contribution to shaping services to better meet the needs of disabled people in the future.
We will widen this invitation to people we have yet to reach and include key policy and decision makers. “Voices for Change” will give people the opportunity to speak out and speak up. Developing a forum where people can explore what they want to say, without feeling judged or being afraid to have their say.
The Scottish Community Foundation funding enabled us to plan for the future and now with continued funding from the Big Lottery Awards For All fund “Voices for Change” has established itself as a unique service which specialises in peer-led consultations.