LIFE is a Community Interest Company that is collectively working to change current support services that hold people who experience systemically created disadvantage as less than. 

LIFE offers opportunities for individuals and providers who have insights into services to inform change through community research and reporting.

By working together, we develop skills that support individuals’ own ambitions and desires, determining better outcomes for everyone.

We work with private, public and not for profit organisations to inform emergent policy, evaluate existing systems and contribute to multi-agency platforms and forums to guide change and advocate for representation as a minimum.

Ensuring individuals have agency and autonomy is central to all of our projects.

Developing collaborative leadership skills, participatory engagement and data gathering techniques to promote self-advocacy and generate useful, applicable information is fundamental to LIFE.

Our mission

Our independence means that we are more than a ‘service users’ group to be consulted, we want to help create sustainable and evolving systemic change.

York MCN ‘Hidden Faces’ Mural.

Lived Insights From Experience graffiti style artwork.

Collage we created as part of a project.