For our final item in Co-Production Week 2023 we’ve been asked by group members to talk about some of the projects everyone can take part in.
We’ve already covered the amazing work of the Shout Out TV Group. Here are some other MacIntyre groups that are making a big difference in people’s lives.
Lead self-advocates group
The lead self-advocates group is made up of individuals and teams of people who both draw on MacIntyre’s support and are employed by MacIntyre.
This includes The Checkers, Easy Read Creators, Inspired 4 Training (i4t), Training Facilitators and the MacIntyre Dancers. (More about those teams elsewhere on our website and social media.)
The group came together to make sure that people who we employ have the right support. We also want to ensure that people who have the ambition to have a job or to volunteer can develop their confidence and skills.
This group is developing into a peer support network. The group have identified both the support and training they would like for themselves and the training and support they can offer others.
Relationships and sexuality working group
The relationships and sexuality working group are a group of people who have lived experience and/or are employed by MacIntyre. The group was developed as one of the actions identified within the Big Plan.
As part of the Big plan we identified that people need support to develop friendships, relationships, support with sex, sexuality and gender.
The group’s main aims identified by this group are
- To develop a structure and process of support and training across the organisation to include peer support.
- Create a “library” of resources for people to access for support, training and teaching.
- Review and update current policy and guidance.
Employment working group
MacIntyre has an ambition to support more people to have access to paid employment and to ensure that they have the right support to do this.
The group are currently working to identify their key aims and objectives.
Inclusive and accessible meetings working group
This group is in the very early stages of working together and we would welcome anyone who has an interest in making sure that all meeting are inclusive and accessible for its participants.
The broad aim is to develop a set of standards for all meetings accompanied by resources that people can use such as accessible agendas and easy read information.
Interested? Get in touch