Partners in Policymaking

Partners in Policymaking is an umbrella name for a suite of leadership training courses for disabled adults, parents and carers of disabled children, professionals and other service providers working in education, health and leisure. It has grown over the past 10 years into further leadership courses and the development of a national network of people - champions who believe that all people should have the right to live the life they choose.

Having a disability or having a disabled child means that you may need support. The support can come from lots of different places and organisations such as health, social services, education and leisure services. Sometimes trying to get what you need and getting access to the right information seems very complicated.

Partners in Policymaking (PiP) and associated courses help people understand how the health and social care system works, organise meetings and present questions without getting frustrated. All PiP courses aim to help find solutions to improve people's lives and give participants the confidence to work in partnership to enable them or their loved ones to have choice and control over their lives.

Last Updated : 04 January 2016. Page Author: philippa.barker.