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Our work has been featured in a number of external publications in the last year, and we’re proud to be leading the way when it comes to innovation and the quality of support we offer. 

Treat Me Right! 

Our Treat Me Right! project delivers awareness training to health and social care professionals and other services across the capital. The training means that professionals are better able to understand the experiences of people with Autism and learning disabilities and make reasonable adjustments to the way services are delivered. 

In January, Health Education England released our report: ‘Treat Me Right! Learning disability and autism awareness training with advice and information services.’ The report describes the successes of our innovative learning disabilities champion training across London. 

Solidarity in a Crisis

Solidarity in a Crisis is our out-of-hours support service for people with mental health support needs. It is run by peer supporters who have lived experience and aims to reduce isolation by providing non-judgmental support before people reach crisis point, guiding them towards appropriate professional support where necessary.

We’re pleased that Solidarity in a Crisis featured in ‘All Age Crisis Care: Improving the Quality of Care in England’ by Positive Practice in Mental Health, which was launched at the House of Commons at the beginning of February. 

Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham

At the beginning of the year, Fulfilling Lives LSL commissioned a research and evaluation partnership and a collaboration with New Philanthropy Capital, Groundswell and the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University. Through Fulfilling Lives LSL’s work, it was identified that access to services, transition through services and the way that systems behave towards people facing multiple disadvantages are key areas in a person’s journey.

The first output from the research and evaluation project was ‘Understanding models of support for people facing multiple disadvantage: a literature review‘.

We hope that our innovative approaches to providing the very best support continue to be recognised as we move into 2021.