It is Fostering Fortnight, The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms lives. Fostering is something close to the heart of Beckie Clark, growing up in foster care from six months old. In this blog she shares her story, and why we need more foster carers.
Sounddelivery Media is a new charity
We believe in a confident social sector able to develop and amplify lived experience stories and expertise to address social inequalities.
We want to see people in positions to use their lived experience of social injustice so they can influence change on that issue.
We work towards greater representation and diversity of the voices we hear in the media and beyond.
Our Spokesperson Network
Our programme creates a network of media savvy spokespeople, who have direct experience of social injustices. Developed collaboratively with a network of leaders with lived experience, it aims to diversify the voices we hear in the media and make it more representative of the society we live in. Through training, media mentoring, peer support and speaking opportunities, we tackle the barriers that prevent these experts from engaging with journalists who have the power to influence coverage and ultimately drive change, Meet the network.
What people have said about us
"sounddelivery’s work has been transformational for all who have attended their workshops, including panel members and staff. Their humour, expertise, sensitivity and passion shine through. They have increased the confidence and know-how of FRG’s panels to share their lived experiences and knowledge in creative and safe ways."Cathy Ashley, Family Rights Group
From our blog
It has been 10 years since the Overseas Domestic Workers visa was changed. Migrant domestic workers have endured 10 years being trapped working for abusive employers following changes in 2012. Workers and their supporters have lobbied and campaigned for changes to the ODW visa so that workers have certain rights that would keep them safe at work and be able to challenge abuse when it arises. Here Mimi shares her experience and why she’s speaking out.
This week marks Neurodiversity Celebration Week which encourages a shift in thinking from the perceived weaknesses and deficits of being neurodivergent, toward the many strengths and positivity that neurodiversity brings. In this guest blog Anne-Marie Douglas, Founder of Peer Power UK blogs on her ADHD diagnosis and what being a neurodivergent charity leader is like.