“Focus on how to support, not criminalising” - Expert Link responds to Vagrancy Act consultation

“Focus on how to support, not criminalising” - Expert Link responds to Vagrancy Act consultation

Humanity. Honesty. Hope.

We are a peer led organisation championing the voice of people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages, including homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse, offending and domestic violence and abuse.

Committed to Co-production

Our Vision

A world where people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages are treated as equal partners in decisions made about their lives.

Our Purpose

To inspire, support and champion co-production, with the voices of people with lived experience at our heart

Our Strategy

To amplify the voices and share the experiences of people marginalised by severe and multiple disadvantage, to influence national and local policy, and to provide smart solutions to make support services better.

Our Values

We believe in humanity and the potential of all people. When we come from a place of honesty, we can create the change that we want to see and bring hope into our world.

What is Co-production?

Co-production is a strength-based process that equitably involves all stakeholders in the design and delivery of polices and services.

Changing The World

Influencing

Our purpose is to create a world where people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages are treated as equal partners in decisions made about their lives. Our work puts people with lived experience at the heart of policy change.

Research

We provide people with lived experience opportunities to engage in all aspects of research - from design of interview questions, conducting fieldwork, to the production of a final report.

Training

Expert Link offers a comprehensive package of support to help individuals and groups in overcoming barriers to effective local co-production.