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User and Carer Forum

The User and Carer Forum provides the opportunity for service users and carers to directly influence and shape implementation of the Changing Lives agenda. They have produced a Citizen Leadership Report and paper on Principles and Standards of Citizen Leadership that follows up on the idea of Citizen Leadership which had first been developed in the 21st century social work review.

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21 April 2008

April 23rd will see the launch of the Principles and Standards of Citizen Leadership, written by the User and Carer Forum, and an important initiative of the Changing Lives Programme. The document describes in very practical terms what is meant by Citizen Leadership, and gives examples of how to provide opportunities for people who use services and family carers to develop their leadership potential. The launch takes place at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow and the conference is called ‘Leading Together’. The event will be hosted by the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD).

Further information on the event is available at

Hard copies of the publication are available from 23rd April. Please contact Pauline Miller if you would like to be sent a copy
email: or
telephone: 0131 244 7094.
An electronic version is available to download here.