This event has already taken place, and is shown here for information only.
Facilitated by City of Sanctuary UK co-chair and Doctors of the World Participation Lead, Yusuf Çiftçi, this workshop is designed to support City of Sanctuary groups and awarded organisations to involve people with lived experience in every aspect of their work.
Co-production means people with lived experience of seeking sanctuary take an equal participatory role within an organisation, group or service. It can be an extremely effective way for people with lived experience to be able to influence change.
This session will cover:
- How can groups/organisations ensure people with lived experience are at the heart of everything they do
- How to make processes accessible and equitable for people with lived experience
- How to recruit sanctuary seekers and refugees as volunteers and staff
- Examples of what works and what doesn’t work when engaging with people with lived experience
Watch the event recording here:
Some resources mentioned by Yusuf:
Employing people with lived experience: One suggestion on this is to review recruitment processes to ensure there is no barriers for people with lived experience who may not be familiar with the employment system. Experts by Experience Employment Initiative has been doing some work on addressing these barriers and offering job application support to people with lived experience through their volunteer mentors network. See toolkit of equitable employment to ensure sanctuary ambassadors would have the change to start their journey to become leaders in our sector:
-Here is a guidance on diversifying trustee boards from Getting on Board – which covers information about getting people with lived experience in the trustee board https://www.gettingonboard.org/free-guides-for-charities