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Becki Meakin and Sarah Yiannoullou

May 2020

Shaping Our Lives and the National Survivor User Network (NSUN), two key national disabled people’s and service user networks, have both experienced considerable numbers of user-led organisations closing over the last three years. The two organisations decided to raise awareness of the crisis facing user-led organisations by writing a briefing and hosting an action workshop. The briefing set out the crisis being experienced by user-led organisations and sought to stimulate discussion leading to positive action to ensure the sustainability of these organisations. The workshop notes summarised the dialogue between user-led organisations that occurred on the day, identifying key themes around issues facing those organisations and ways those issues could be addressed.
In partnership/with support of: Lankelly Chase Foundation, National Survivor User Network
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