Photo of a group of Barnwood Trust staff and Barnwood Circle members at a co-design session.

Expert by Lived Experience projects

Below is a list of projects we have planned in 2024.

Further details will be added once we have them.

Accessibility Fund

This project will continue the work on accessibility started at meetups in 2023. It will be to co-design parameters for a new accessibility fund.

Kindly go through the attachments to find out more about the project and how you can apply. The attachments are in two formats. We have also sent emails to members; however, if you would like to receive this in a different format, please let us know by emailing us at talktous@barnwoodtrust.org or call, text or WhatsApp Wey on 07519 325601

Anti-racist Engagement

We want to make our work as inclusive and accessible as possible. This project will involve members from minority ethnic groups to explore how we can make our practice more inclusive, and to see if we are unintentionally excluding anyone.

Kindly go through the attachments to find out more about the project and how you can apply. The attachments are in two formats. We have also sent emails to members; however, if you would like to receive this in a different format, please let us know by emailing us at talktous@barnwoodtrust.org or call, text or WhatsApp Wey on 07519 325601

Empowered Employees

This is the next phase of a project in which some Barnwood Circle members were involved in 2023. Eight employers in the county have developed action plans to make their workplaces and recruitment processes more accessible. This project will see Barnwood Circle members reviewing those action plans and giving feedback to the employers.

A group of Experts by Lived Experience have already been recruited for this work and we look forward to sharing details of the project soon.

Annual Members Event

This is an opportunity for members of Barnwood Circle to come together to listen, learn and celebrate achievements.

A group of Experts by Lived Experience have already been recruited for this work. They would be working with the engagement team to make the event welcoming. Inclusive and engaging, and that members leave the event feeling valued and that they are contributing to the work of Barnwood Trust.

Together with Barnwood

We will once again be involving Barnwood Circle members in designing and delivering Barnwood Trust’s Annual Public Meeting. . This will help to make it as accessible and inclusive as possible.

We will add the project brief and person specification for this project once the details have been confirmed.

Social Model of Disability

This project will help us to develop our understanding of the Social Model and how we apply it to our work.

We will add the project brief and person specification for this project once the details have been confirmed.