Unlimited Oxfordshire are doing some research with the goal of making lives better for disabled women who experience or are at risk of violence or abuse. They would like to meet with Disabled women with lived experience of violence or abuse and have several meetings coming up.
Shaping Our Lives project, 'A Refuge for All¹, aims to establish a
user-led model of best practice for Disabled women experiencing or at
risk of violence or abuse to ensure their needs are met through current
service provision. Although Disabled women are twice as likely than
non-disabled people to experience domestic violence and abuse, services
are not always inclusive of Disabled women. (the funding for this
project does not include Disabled men in similar situations
We are looking for Disabled women with lived experience of violence or
abuse to take part in this user-led project. We would be very grateful
if you could promote the following opportunities to your members:
- Focus group in London on Wednesday 14th June from 1-4.15pm
- Focus group in Birmingham on Thursday 22nd June from 1-4.15pm
(There will be a light lunch and refreshments offered for the focus
- Advisory Group of Disabled women with lived experience of
domestic violence or abuse that will meet quarterly, for no more than 2
hours, over 2 years, starting in July (date to be agreed in week
commencing 17th July for the first meeting).
Travel and reasonable support costs will be met for these meetings and
an involvement payment of £50 per meeting is offered to those people
who are able to accept it.
Shaping Our Lives is a non-profit making user-led organisation that
hosts a national network of user-led groups, service users and Disabled
people. We are committed to inclusivity and diversity, specialising in
user controlled research and involvement practice ensuring that diverse
and excluded communities are represented in the policy making, planning
and delivery of services.
For more information about this project and to register your interest
in confidence, please contact Becki Meakin, General Manager of Shaping
Our Lives at email@example.com or call 07956 424511.