Voices group celebrates two years

We are delighted to share the news that Voices for a Better Future has now been working together for two years.  

The group was set up 25 May 2022 and since then, they have gone from strength to strength. They have met online and in-person to work on some interesting and inspirational projects. 

Voices for a Better Future is a lived experience voice group. The group is made up of people who have accessed support from Future Pathways. It is a safe space where people can draw on their lived experience to offer guidance to the Leadership Team at Future Pathways.  

Over the past two years, the group have taken part in many projects. 

  • They have given updates via the Future Pathways newsletter to share their work with other people supported by Future Pathways.  
  • They worked with Iriss and Scottish Recovery Network on a project about co-designing peer support. 
  • Some members of the group are working with the Procurator Fiscal’s office. They aim to improve processes for people who take part in the National Abuse Inquiry or who are involved in court cases against perpetrators.  
  • Two members of the group have taken up roles as Alliance Leadership Team representatives.  
  • The group is working on record search guidance. They want to help people who are trying to find records from their time in care. The group is using their own personal experience to help others.  

To mark their two year anniversary as a group, we asked members to share their feelings about the group:

“One thing we have in common is when one of the group is missing we all make sure that person is okay.”
“I myself want one thing – to make sure that sure that the work we are doing will help and benefit people from past, present and future.”
“I would like to use a quote from Helen Keller who said: ‘Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much.’ This sums up Voices for a Better Future group for me.”

Future updates around current projects the group are working on will be shared via Future Pathways’ newsletter and their dedicated space on the website. You can view this here.  

There are currently 13 active members in the group. Membership of the group changes each year to give new people the chance to take part. If you are interested in joining, you can: 

 As the group is quite small, it may not always be possible for everyone to join at the same time. 

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