News

We work with a wide range of individuals and organisations driving forward our fundamental belief and vision that disabled people of all ages are valued and equal citizens, in control of their own lives.

Palfrey Poetry Slam – bringing mental health to the heart of the community

On the evening of 12th July 2017 Changing Our Lives hosted the eagerly awaited ‘Poetry Slam’ at Palfrey Muslim Girls School.

A creative approach to developing a Community Place of Safety in Sandwell

In order to clearly demonstrate the progress that has been made to date around developing a community place of safety, Changing Our Lives graphically facilitated the meeting on 11th July.

Palfrey – positive about mental health through poetry

In June 2017 Changing Our Lives delivered a series of poetry workshops in Walsall with a focus on mental health and wellbeing.

Sandwell Mental Health People’s Parliament update

The council chambers in Oldbury held a meeting of Sandwell’s Mental Health People’s Parliament in June 2017, where the work that the People’s Parliament will be undertaking over the next 12 months was outlined by articulate MPs.

Postural Care Research – we need to know!

Postural care is any intervention which protects a person’s body shape.

Siraaj attends the Queen’s Garden party!

We had a flying start to 2017, when we found out that Siraaj Nadat, Senior Quality of Life Facilitator at Changing Our Lives, had been recognised in the New Years Honours list.

Wolverhampton welcomes the Young Peoples SEND Board

On a muggy Tuesday evening on May 16th 2017 young people from across the city of Wolverhampton came together at The Way for the first meeting of the Young Peoples SEND board.

#STOMP Stopping the Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism or both

Changing Our Lives is proud to be supporting the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) in its STOMP campaign to stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability and/or autism who use care services in England.

Got My Back – planning a new postural awareness campaign

As a result of the Got My Back conference in September 2016 people have come together from across the country to write a national postural care strategy.

Sandwell Mental Health People’s Parliament – our plans for the next twelve months

Mental Health Newsletter May 2017 The Mental Health People’s Parliament will hold its next session on the 15th June 2017 at 10am – 1pm.