Experts by Experience is an opportunity for autistic people or people with a learning disability* to influence decision-making and have a say on new services and strategies that have or will have an impact on disabled people.
You could be involved with designing, reviewing and evaluating different services, as well as supporting recruitment of the right people to work for the local authority or in the NHS.
*And their parent or carer, where applicable.
The topics covered will vary and will include developing work on:
- The Transforming Care Programme
- The NHS Long Term Plan
- Specialist services
- Housing and residential support
- Social care services and support, including support in the day, in your home and respite services
- Healthcare services and hospital stays.
This is not a full-time position and will involve ad-hoc working hours. The hours will vary dependending on your availability and the requirements of the project. Some of these opportunities are paid.
Below is an easy read guide (which can also be accessed as a PDF document by clicking on this link) which explains who we’re looking for and how to apply or to ask us for more information.
Experts by Experience Co-Production Service is commissioned by Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group. It is part of our Shifting Power strand of action at Grapevine.
Easy read application guide
Are you autistic or do you have a learning disability?
Or are you a parent/carer of an autistic person or someone with a learning disability?
Do you want to use your experiences to make a change in Coventry and Warwickshire?
Experts by Experience is a paid opportunity to make services work better for disabled people.
You can share your experience of:
Social care and support, including support in your own home, support in the day and respite support.
Where you live or what you would like from your housing.
Healthcare services such as stays in hospital.
You will be part of developing our response to plans and strategies such as:
The Transforming Care Programme and the NHS Long Term Plan.
We want to make sure the right people work for us, so you could also help with job recruitment.
Your experience is valuable, so some of these opportunities are reimbursed.
Want to get involved?
Get in touch with your name, email address and phone number.
Tell us what areas you have experience in and what you can bring to the role.
You can also contact us with any questions.
Send Suzie or Sophie an email:
Phone, text or WhatsApp Suzie on 07708 225300.
Or write to us:
Experts by Experience
123 Upper Spon Street