John Lord, Charlotte Dingwall and Barbara Leavitt have been committed to building everyone’s capacity to live and everyday life for decades. They have done workshops, events, written books and materials. This book condenses much of that learning about what is involved in Independent Facilitation (and why) so that we can be part of the journey to give everyone an ‘everyday life’.
This book is about independent facilitation…
Independent facilitation frees facilitators to be dedicated to citizens who experience vulnerability because of labels, disability, chronic illness, poverty, or aging. Facilitators are independent of biases from others such as service systems and funding bodies.
Independent facilitation puts belief and hope in community because that is where relationships and safeguards play out for all of us.
Independent facilitation builds resilience and capacity in individuals, families, and communities.
Independent facilitation flourishes when it is embedded in community, in facilitator networks, and is supported by local action and government policy.