The aim of our services evaluation is to ensure that all people, especially people with Learning Disabilities, are welcomed and respected as equal members of society.
Pictured left is director Kate Spenceley.
Our Citizen Checkers offer an independent evaluation of all services for adults with a learning disability. Our team also delivers citizenship training and workshops, consultations and presentations.
Citizen Checkers employ people with learning disabilities to check services for people with learning disabilities. For over 5 years they have been independently evaluating a range of services including Supported Living, Health Checks, Day Centres, Hospital Units and more. Our team also delivers citizenship training and workshops, consultations and presentations.
Citizen Checkers are founding members of The Association of Quality Checkers, or AQC. The AQC was established in 2015 and is the only national membership organisation for individuals and organisations providing Quality Checking services.
The foundation of our services is The 7 Keys to Citizenship, a person-centred system based on the work of Professor Simon Duffy and Self Advocate Wendy Perez from The Centre of Welfare Reform. The Keys to Citizenship emerged in 2003 as a nationally acclaimed concept. Many people working alongside individuals with learning disabilities took on the principles, since the keys help to improve lives and are at the forefront of developing true citizenship for all. Sadly, fourteen years on people are still being abused, and are still not full citizens with good lives.
The 7 Keys to Citizenship identify and offer unique solutions to the particular problems that people with learning disabilities face that prevent them from being full citizens in their community. The team work throughout the South West. See our Services page for more details on the 7 Keys to Citizenship and our Citizen Checkers services evaluation.