Co-production Group for Taking Control of Your Life

Do you want to shape services for disabled people in Tower Hamlets? Would you like to be part of a peer support group?  Would you like to help change the system 

Our new project, Taking Control of Your Life (TCOYL), wants to bring more independence and choice to disabled people’s lives.   

Our previous co-production group members sitting around a wooden table. The table has lots of bright pens and paper on it, as the members are making creative posters about their personal care goals.


We are looking for people with lived experience of disability to be part of a steering group. The steering group will help remove barriers which hold disabled people back. We want to hear about your experience of care and support services. Find out what works and what does not and share that with others.  We want to make services accessible and improve the lives of disabled people.  

 As part of the steering group, you will:  

  •  Get to decide on how the project is run  
  •  Be a part of peer support group  
  •  Receive training on social models of disability, identifying and exploring barriers 
  • Share your findings to Tower Hamlets Council 

One of our steering group meetings. Several members are featured sitting together in a conference hall and can be seen listening to a panel of Real staff who are facilitating the meeting.


 We will need you to 

  •  Attend training when required  
  •  Come to at least 2 co-production sessions a year  

 Travel and other expenses will be paid where appropriate.  

 If you are interested in getting involved, please email or call 020 7001 2184 

We welcome interest from underrepresented groups and those who face intersectional barriers. For example, if you face extra barriers due to your race, faith, gender or sexuality.

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