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What is the Lived Experience Group?

The Lived Experience Group ensures our services are informed by the voices and insight of people with lived experience of homelessness. We believe it is important that people who are, or have been, homeless, are involved in decision making, and influence our work and organisational direction. The group is friendly and non-judgmental, and embraces all experiences of homelessness.

How does the group work?

The group meets five times per year (in-person and remote). We share plans with the group and ask for their feedback on services ideas and changes. Group members also have opportunities to be involved in other areas of our work, such as policy, events, and communications. 

The group is facilitated and supported by Glass Door staff, but members all have lived experience of homelessness.

How will I make a difference?

The experience that you will bring is hugely valuable.You will be making a positive impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness by having an influence on our work and helping us to find solutions that improve services.

You may be currently homeless or you may have been homeless in the past. You do not need to have accessed Glass Door services, or be familiar with our work before you join the group.

You don’t need any particular knowledge, skills or equipment, just a willingness to attend meetings and share your thoughts and ideas with us.

How can I sign up?

We believe everyone has knowledge to share and would like to hear from anyone who is interested in joining Glass Door’s Lived Experience Group. 

Please reach out if you would like to join the group but would face barriers, for example: communication barriers such as language or hearing impairment, or technology barriers.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have not used Glass Door services.

Please contact Corin for more information [email protected] 

Spreading the word

If you know of someone who would be suitable for the group and would benefit from taking part, feel free to share our advert with them. 

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