The 'Investing in Family Leadership' webinar will take place on
Thursday 17 May at 10am.
The webinar will be presented by Julie Stansfield, our chief
executive and it will highlight the difference that leadership
courses such as Partners in Policymaking can make to people's lives
and their communities.
A webinar is an online presentation with the opportunity to ask
questions afterwards. Taking part in our webinars is easy, all you
need is a computer and an internet connection. More detail on how
to take part can be found on these pages.
Partners in Policymaking' is
an extensive range of innovative training and support
Partners in Policymaking leadership courses have been running
successfully in the UK since 1996. They're designed to respond to
the needs of families, carers and individuals.
Historically, families and individuals have not been included in
training or in the design and implementation of policy - they know
what is working and not working and most often have the solutions.
These courses give families the strategies and skills to work in
partnership with authorities locally, regionally and
Collectively and individually, Partners 'Graduates' inspire
change for inclusion for people who need support and those that
love and care for them.
In Control's leadership programmes give families and
professionals the latest cutting edge information and build a
network of well informed and well connected people who can truly
work in partnership with local authorities to effect positive
Graduates of the programmes report that the experience is "truly
life changing", helping them to get employment, gain and use
personal budgets in innovative ways, employ their own staff and
integrate their children in mainstream schools.
These programmes help people develop ideas, opportunities and
tools which engage and excite local people and local authorities,
and leave a lasting legacy.
Commenting on Partners in Policymaking, a course participant
"Partners in Policymaking gives me a sense of purpose, a
reason. It sets my values straight and gives me value. It gives me
an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, stories, hopes,
dreams and fears in a place of mutual support and understanding. It
is a safe place to release and come to terms with emotions. It
nurtures, gives confidence, empowerment, vision and skill. For me
it is a journey if discovery and delight as I seek and gain
knowledge from people who have travelled or still travel on my
road. I am both proud and humbled by the whole experience. I truly
feel that Partners in Policymaking is the greatest investment I can
make towards achieving a positive future for my daughter, myself
and hopefully many others."
Commenting on Partners in Policymaking, a commissioner said:
"If services really are to change in ways that mean they
reflect the genuine wishes and aspirations of people with
disabilities and their families, then it is crucial that those
people are enabled to become full and active partners in
policymaking, planning and development processes. Programmes such
as Partners in Policymaking are important and creative ways of
helping this to happen. As I hear of innovative and creative
service change across the country, I am struck by how often this is
associated with the presence of someone who is a Partners in
Policymaking graduate. We need more of them."
Alan Colhoun, previously project manager for community and
personalisation for Croydon Council
Further testimonials can be viewed on this page.
To take part in this webinar, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that places are
limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served
If you cannot take part in the webinar but would like to know
about Partners in Policymaking, please get in touch by emailing
email@example.com or by contacting us on 01564 821