Following a successful pilot scheme, Eden Futures has ended the year with the appointment of three new Experts by Experience to the company, bringing the total to 6.
Alan, Debbie and Ingrid, have taken on the role in order to further improve the services provided by Eden Futures.
All the Expert by Experience are supported by Eden Futures and work alongside the organisations Quality, Learning & Development & Recruitment/Leadership Teams to highlight great practice, identify areas for improvement, recruit the right people into the organisation and ensure inductees hear from people who use services at the very start of their employment.
Lorna Durrant, Head of Specialist Strategies & Outcomes at Eden Futures, commented: “We are always striving to improve our services at Eden Futures and listening to our Experts by Experience helps us to achieve this. We’re delighted to have them as part of our growing team.”
Alan said: “I can help service users with any concerns they have in the service they live in.” Debbie, added: “I’ve never had a paid job before, I can’t wait!”
The Experts by Experience programme offers paid opportunities for people with disabilities, brings authenticity to Eden Futures’ process, as well as helping to shape the organisation now and for the future.