Giving people with lived experience a voice

This blog has been created so that real voices, real experiences and real impact is made, through sharing stories from across all aspects of Inspiring Change Manchester.

This blog has been developed and is owned by the Inspiring Change Manchester Core Group, in order to enable them to share their own stories and experiences as well as the experiences of others involved in the programme including: service users; core group members; peer mentors; GROW Trainees; staff and wider stakeholders.

The Inspiring Change Manchester Core Group is a group of people with lived experience of receiving support around a variety of needs such as drug and alcohol use, mental health and emotional well-being, accommodation and housing issues and offending and they have been working with the website team at Shelter to develop this blog.

If you want to find out how to share your stories or experiences related to Inspiring Change Manchester, please contact:

Darren Knight ( or telephone 07860 819 429 or 0344 515 1595.




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