Citizen leaders, we need you!

In Control, Partners in Policymaking and Derby City Council are on the lookout for people to take part in a free citizen leadership course.

The course, available to Derby residents, aims to help local people make the most of the changes in health and social care particularly in relation to personal budgets.  The course will give people the knowledge and skills that they need to plan better futures for themselves, their families and other vulnerable people.

'Sharing the Knowledge' consists of five two-day sessions covering a range of issues including:

  • Why things are the way they are in adult social care
  • Understanding and relating to systems
  • Creating the right support
  • Making change happen locally and nationally
  • Listening, learning, planning and creating together

The course is free and will run from January to May 2012 in a central Derby city venue.  There are 30 places available to people who as a result of a disability, or mental illness, need support to live the lives they want in their local communities.  The course is also open to their family members with 20 parents or relatives being allocated places and 10 places available for disabled adults.

Derby City Council and In Control are looking for people who are keen to be part of a strong community network and want to champion change in Derby.  They must be passionate about people's right to be included in community life and be committed to actively working with others to make life better for vulnerable people.

If you are interested in finding out more about the course, or want to request an application pack, please contact In Control on 01564 821 650 or email us at

Further information about Partners in Policymaking courses can be found on these pages as well as testimonials from previous participants.

Leave Comment

Last Updated : 12 September 2011. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.