1000 voices

1000 Voices Project

Background

1000 Voices began as a manifesto call to action ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Election within the charity Who Cares? Scotland. The ask was that all political party leaders, should they become First Minister, commit to listening to 1000 care experienced voices.

With the announcement of The Independent Care Review in October 2016, the 1000 Voices project was commissioned to help the Review answer that very question. The Review is placing the lived experience and wisdom of people with care experience at its centre and will be actively listening to these voices and contributions.

What does 1000 Voices do?

As an integral part of the Review, 1000 Voices gives those with care experience a unique, dedicated space to share their views independently and safely, presenting the Independent Care Review with evidence from care experienced people at every stage. Through workshops, events, 1-1 sessions, focus groups, online and over the phone, the 1000 Voices team are working all over Scotland to engage with young people and hear their thoughts and views on how to make the best possible care system.

We don’t want to stop at just 1000 Voices – we want as many people with care experience as possible to have their say and to impact the Independent Care Review. There may be only one chance for this kind of change in our lifetime, so we encourage you to take part in any way you can.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved in a number of ways – we want you to contribute in whatever way is best for you, whether that is at an event, one to one, over the phone etc, we can support this.

Please contact us on 1000voices@whocaresscotland.org or call 0141 226 4441 and ask to speak to a member of the 1000 Voices team.