Alice Evans, Programme Director at LankellyChase helped launch the MEAM project “Voices from the Frontline” on 24 November at an event held at the Houses of Parliament.
Alice said: “It is only by working with rather than speaking for people with lived experience that we can collectively turn this difficult and uncertain time into an opportunity to create a radically different future. To achieve this, each of us is going to have change. This includes trusts and foundations.”
“As an independent funder, LankellyChase has a responsibility to do more than fund projects like this. If we are to share power, resources and opportunity with people with lived experience; whether that be as board members, to work within our organisation or to be delivering projects, insights, solutions then we have to go further. We will have to think whether we have the right culture, the right support in place and are sufficiently open for people to approach us.”
More information about the project can be found here: meam.org.uk/voices-from-the-frontline/