The value of lived experience in social change

Posted on August 3, 2017
Posted by Baljeet Sandhu
Fellowship: 2014

Clore Social Fellow Baljeet Sandhu has published a report examining if, and how, social purpose organisations in the United Kingdom value lived expertise. 

The Value of Lived Experience in Social Change shines a light on the social sector’s attitude towards, and engagement with, so-called service users and beneficiaries. Written as part of Sandhu’s Clore Social Fellowship, it was informed through conversations with eighty social sector leaders in the UK and US and twelve senior staff working in grant-giving and philanthropy.

The report unpicks the structures and implicit biases that reinforce a culture which undervalues the knowledge and expertise of those with lived experience and calls for a fundamental shift in attitudes. It also highlights the huge benefits that developing leaders with lived experience can have, both to social purpose organisations and civil society as a whole.

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Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Collaboration; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change.

Make Our Rights Reality

Posted on December 9, 2014
Posted by Baljeet Sandhu
Fellowship: 2014

Published on the eve of International Human Rights Day, and just two weeks after the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Make Our Rights Reality manifesto and campaign was launched today, developed by hundreds of young people across England and championed by 2014 Clore Social Fellow Baljeet Sandhu.

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Tags: Campaigning; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Human rights; International; Youth sector.

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