Empowering – knowing your rights and helping you take more control
Leadership can mean making more decisions about your support, along with staff who support you.
Organisations and support staff must empower, or help, you do this. However, staff might not have worked
this way before. You might need to empower them and you can do this by:
letting them know you want to work in partnership with them.
getting involved in staff training to develop their skills.
Who Cares? Scotlandan organisation providing a range of advocacy, advice and support services across Scotland for
children and young people with experience of care.
Lifethis is a strategy with lots of ideas about to make the lives of people with learning disabilities
Our voiceOur Voice's vision is that people who use health and care services, carers and the public can engage
purposefully with health and social care providers to continuously improve and transform services.
Protected characteristicsif you've been treated unfairly because of who you are, it may be unlawful discrimination. This
section will help you find out if you're someone who mustn’t be discriminated against.
What Others Say
Being Involved – National Involvement Network
National Involvement Network members speak out about being involved and what it means to them.