The cost of living crisis has hit the headlines & affects us all. But some are working from a very different baseline. What we learn when we listen to their voice illuminates how much we all take for granted.

How do we support in a way that avoids imposing a solution we decide is best & offer what broadens choice or empowers this service user? When we are committed to coproduction how do we show how much we value their contribution? What role does the language we use play in reducing sense of stigma, shame or embarrassment?

Today’s episode allows you to access the latest thoughts on how all the overlapping problems are interfacing with poverty. Which are causes & which are effects? It’s time to value & utilise our relationship based skills & build the trust & confidence of those who will benefit most from poverty aware analysis.

This episode includes a summary of the workshop I offered alongside Joseph Howes which considers case studies, quotes & ideas for improving your poverty awareness levels. It will help if these skills are needed in your reviews or for the challenge for practice/service design.

This episode is important listening whether you work in the world of Domestic Homicide Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews or Safeguarding Adults Reviews.

About Joseph Howes:

Joseph is Chief Executive of Buttle UK and has 22 years of experience working in charities supporting children, young people and their families in the UK to build better futures. Joseph has been Chief Executive of Buttle UK for 4 years and has previously held senior fundraising, and communications roles at Depaul UK, Action for Children and The Prince’s Trust. He is also Chair of the End Child Poverty Coalition, a group of 80+ organisations dedicated to the cause of alleviating child poverty.

Information on Buttle UK’s co-production journey
Buttle UK’s co-produced report on Surviving Estrangement

About Donna Ohdedar:

Donna has 16 years public sector experience, including her last role as Head of Law for a leading metropolitan authority. Now a safeguarding adviser & trainer, Donna is involved in serious case reviews in both children’s and adults’ safeguarding, domestic homicide and is a SILP Reviewer and Mentor. Donna offers ‘SILP School’ her university accredited training course, CPD for reviewers & a free online network for leaders in review practice.

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