First Ever Union Motion to Support LXP Workers Passed!!!

Correspondence by Tamar Jeynes, Unison Health Conference Delegate (2022) The first ever motion by a union to supporting Lived Experience Professional (LXP) workers was proposed and unanimously voted in by members of Unison at its annual Health Conference last week. People who work in Lived Experience Mental Health posts have been expressing disappointment at aContinue reading “First Ever Union Motion to Support LXP Workers Passed!!!”

Unison Conference & Motion to support LXPs TOMORROW

Blog by Tamar Jeynes, Unison Health Conference Delegate (2022). For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a Mad Activist & I founded the Mad Studies Birmingham, which has a Lived Experience Professions focus, 3.5 years ago. The group attracts an intersection, international, wide ranging group of people from various disciplines, non-LXP as wellContinue reading “Unison Conference & Motion to support LXPs TOMORROW”

Ask Your Local Unison Rep to Vote to to Support LXPs

Unison have their Health Conference scheduled in next week (24-27 April) and the Nursing and Midwifery Occupational Group have proposed a motion to support Lived Experience Professionals of all types within Unison. Unison is a union which represents public sector staff, such as those working in NHS and Education. We know as LXPs that forContinue reading “Ask Your Local Unison Rep to Vote to to Support LXPs”

Unison to raise an LXP Motion at April Conference

Unison’s Nursing & Midwifery Occupational Group will be putting forward a motion to improve recognition and reward for lived experience workers at the union’s Annual Health Conference 24-27 April. For a long time Lived Experience workers have been raising issues about inequalities and discrimination at work, expressing dissatisfaction at the support that existing unions provide.Continue reading “Unison to raise an LXP Motion at April Conference”

Jacqui Dyer: It’s not OK to replace paid LXP staff with Unpaid Service Users 

What is the difference between asking an NHS Trust a question at its AGM vs. asking the same question at the GtiCP Conference?  Well – for a start: the GtiCP (DCP Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology) conference didn’t censor the question and actually put it in the chat. Second, they actually asked it. Third,Continue reading “Jacqui Dyer: It’s not OK to replace paid LXP staff with Unpaid Service Users “

Is it time for an LXP Union?

Have you heard of an Lived Experience Professional winning a tribunal for discrimination at work? Have you even heard of an LXP taking their employer to a tribunal for discrimination at work? There may be a reason for that. Lived Experience Professions currently do not have their own union to offer protection at work. Obviously,Continue reading “Is it time for an LXP Union?”

The Difference Between LXPs & Involvement Staff

Are you a Lived Experience Professional (LXP) who has ever been asked to explain the difference between what you do, vs. Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) staff? It’s a toughie, because on the face of it, the work often looks the same. The main difference between the two is People working within the Lived ExperienceContinue reading “The Difference Between LXPs & Involvement Staff”

Update On The FOI Requests: Who’s Ballin’ & Who’s Stallin’?

At LXP Revolution, we have asked EVERY SINGLE MENTAL HEALTH TRUST IN ENGLAND about their recent response to employment of LXPs at senior level. That is 55 Trusts. We are swamped with info. As you may (or may not) know, we are a bunch of lived experience volunteers. We are having to do this inContinue reading “Update On The FOI Requests: Who’s Ballin’ & Who’s Stallin’?”

Which NHS Trusts Are On Santa’s Good List? Who Got The LXP Band 7 Funding??

Was your NHS trust on one of Santa’s Good List, ready to be blessed with a brand new Band 7 Lived Experience Professional (LXP) to join their staff? At LXP Revolution, we’ve been heavily focussing on activism which highlights trusts who haven’t applied for funding to employ LXPs when given the opportunity, despite us likelyContinue reading “Which NHS Trusts Are On Santa’s Good List? Who Got The LXP Band 7 Funding??”

Why did your NHS Trust reject an LXP funding opportunity?

The blog that caused the most fury on social media: why did NHS Trusts not apply for a funding opportunity in 2020 to employ a Lived Experience professional working at a Band 7 grade, when most Trusts use the excuse of not having funds to employ an LXP beyond a Band 3 or 4 level?Continue reading “Why did your NHS Trust reject an LXP funding opportunity?”