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About Your Voice Counts
Your Voice Counts helps vulnerable people. These are people who need special care or support. We help them to speak up for what they want, be better connected, and to have choice and control in their lives.
Equality - We speak up for equal rights and opportunities for everyone
Learn and Grow - We work together to make things better
Working Together - We achieve more working together than by ourselves
Person Centred - We put people at the heart of everything we do
Accountable - We do what we say we are going to do
About the job
This job is about helping Your Voice Counts get better at Co-Production.
Co-Production means people who use our service, their families, carers and professionals working together to:
have an equal say about how they think we should run our services
make things better for people who use our services
give more people who use our service the chance to work or volunteer with us to help make change happen
What you will do:
Look at how Your Voice Counts involves people with learning disabilities in planning and running our services. To do this you will:
Talk to people who use our services and find out what they think about it
Ask other people with learning disabilities who work and volunteer at Your Voice Counts to say what they think we do well, and what we could do better
Ask our staff and Board members for their ideas on how we can make co-production happen
Using what you find out, come up with a plan about what Your Voice Counts does well and what we need to get better at
Share this plan with managers at Your Voice Counts
Help managers to put the plan into action and give them feedback on the changes they make
Work with all staff in YVC and together, use YVC’s values to deliver our services well
Work with other organisations by:
Talking to them to share what we have learnt and to find out what they are doing about co-production.
Raising awareness to help other organisations plan ways to involve people who use their services in making things better
We will make sure that we support the person who gets this job to do all of these things, and to learn how to do them well.