About the Involvement Service
Liverpool Waves of Hope’s Involvement programme is currently run by Big Life.
The aim of the programme is to ensure that people with lived experience are directly involved with the design of the programme at all levels. We believe that people who have accessed similar services in the past will have a better idea of what we need to take into consideration when creating new services for the future.
There is a monthly forum available to all Waves of Hope members which provides an opportunity for people with lived experience from across the programme to get involved in discussions around programme related issues, attend meetings, and take part in interview panels as well as listen to different guest speakers. Involvement in the forum is flexible, we understand that group involvement can be a barrier, however there are always other ways members can contribute and have their voice heard.
The forum also produce a bi-monthly newsletter which features artwork and poems from members as well as news on what’s going on across the programme and other activities people can get involved in.
We also link in with The National Expert Citizens group, which is a national group of ‘experts by experience’ who meet every 3 months to discuss similar issues and share learning, and forum members are given the opportunity to get involved in these meetings.
To bring all of the involvement activity together, an Involvement Policy Statement was developed for the programme. This is intended to be used as a foundation for strengthening the voice of people with lived experience in such a way that it becomes an important legacy from Waves of Hope, and can also be transferable across different policy agendas across the city.
Click here to view the Involvement Values and Principles Policy Statement.