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Transforming lives through Partners in Policymaking

More than 2,000 people across the country have now benefited from a Partners in Policymaking course. To find out the difference that it has made to their lives we have launched a survey and here are some of the early findings.

  • 100% of people felt the course helped them to develop their skills and knowledge
  • 97% said it helped them to gain confidence
  • 97% said it helped them to plan a positive future
  • 97% have used the things they learned on the course in their lives
  • 97% have used their newfound skills and knowledge to help others
  • 90% are still connected to other participants through support networks
  • 93% said the course enabled them to stay well

Some of the general comments we have received so far, include:

  • I have done so many courses but this one is exceptional in terms of the quality, the impact it had on my daughter's life and the impact it consequently had on the whole family. I've gone on to do countless hours of voluntary work locally and and nationally. Most importantly the direction of my daughter's life is now totally committed to personalisation, to independence and to choice which would not have happened without the course
  • The course was truly the most engaging, inspirational and meaningful learning that I have ever participated in. The network that followed helps to keep me strong, supported and most importantly informed
  • Quite simply it changed my life. It changed my direction and I have now devoted a huge amount of time to supporting other people to achieve their goals

When we asked Partners what they had gone on to achieve following the course,  we got the following feedback:

  • Gained full-time employment
  • Became an advocate
  • Runnning a forum
  • Became a national councillor and trustee for a charity
  • Set up a community interest company to promote inclusion and support for families
  • Set up a local charity and user-led organisation

These are fantastic results that really show the power of Partners.

If you have attended a Partners in Policymaking course and would like to share your views, please complete our short survey here

If you would like to know more about the Partners in Policymaking courses, please visit our webpages or email Lynne Elwell.

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Last Updated : 16 December 2011. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.