Relationship Matters: Building our knowledge and networks (2009)
by Fran Branfield, with Joanne Williams and Nicole Drake (One Voice, Lancaster); Julie Earl (Gateshead Access Panel); Miranda Evans (Disability Wales); Tracy Jannaway (Independent Living Alternatives, London) and Paul Anderson (CONTACT, Bradford)

In autumn 2008 Shaping Our Lives supported five service user and/ or disabled people’s organisations to hold networking events for service user led organisations in their own regions. The groups came together at the events and talked about their work and activities, and shared ideas with each other. This report highlights how important service users, both as individuals and in groups, see networking as being, if they are to be involved as active citizens in their communities and society.

To download the Report Summary click here (PDF)

To download the Report Summary click here (text only – Word)