We are a collective of unique individuals who have both lived experience of social harms as well as professional expertise.
This offers an unparalled opportunity to improve the outcomes and levels of knowledge across a spectrum of services.
Our vision is a world where people who encounter marginalisation or vulnerabilities are treated as equal citizens with respect, dignity and justice.
We believe people from such communities and their loved ones should be able to access high quality information, care and support. We accept that each individual may have different needs and goals and that these should be defined by the individual. We also accept that these needs and goals may change over time.
We believe that the success of any service or intervention can only be defined by how well it meets the needs of each individual using it.
WE are experts by experience
WE believe multiple and complicated needs can be effectively addressed
WE each make our own choices
WE support the choice of others
WE believe that each choice matters
WE believe every journey is unique
Marginalised communities are communities that are often stigmatized or confined to the lower or peripheral edge of society. Such groups are often denied involvement in mainstream economic, political, cultural and social activities due to their living conditions, lifestyles or exclusion.
We clearly see the common cause between different lived experiences of marginalisation. Furthermore, our ability to engage with marginalised communities, of whom we have often been members, allows us to obtain intelligence, gather data and encourage involvement. This is crucial in improving outcomes for all.
When you get assistance from us, you gain a fresh perspective. We bring a different background and way of seeing the world. We can help you turn a topic on its side and see it from a different angle. This can help you to expand your point of view and gather crucial insights that can lead to service improvement, enhanced systems and processes and better outcomes for those that you work with.