The Academy is a cross-sectoral platform for transformational change in health and social care using the voice of lived experience.

The Academy is intended as a much-needed cross-sector platform and focal point for activity, a support for all those driving it, and a space for the more radical and emergent ideas.

All Academy activity will reflect a core set of ‘PATH’ principles:

  • Person-centred – the priorities, expertise and lived experience of people will be the lens through which all activity is undertaken
  • Asset-based – all activity will reflect a belief in the assets, skills and capacity that all stakeholders bring
  • Transformative change – all activity will seek to drive fundamental positive change, rather than only improving existing models
  • Human rights and equality – all activity will be inclusive and reflect a human rights based approach


For any information please do not hesitate to contact members of the Academy Team directly.



Why we need to talk about death

Written by: Robert Peacock

Organisation: Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief



The Last Freedom Fighter

Written by: Caren Gilbert

Organisation: The Secret Lighthouse