What is SPICE?

SPICE stands for Supporting People Into Community Employment.  It is a user-led group made up of people we support.  The group are 'experts by experience' and use their personal experiences and first-hand knowledge to raise awareness about issues that matter to them.

The aims of SPICE are:

What SPICE do?

SPICE provide training to other organisations including universities, the police and hospitals.  They also provide training to other people with learning disabilities and have delivered workshops and presentations at various conferences including 'My Life' and 'North West Regional Conference'. 

SPICE have developed a strong partnership with Salford University and contribute towards the Joint Learning Disabilities and Social Work Programme.  Click here for further information.

SPICE have produced training DVD's which can be used for staff working within health and social care.

SPICE have set up a quality checking group called 'Getting it Right Team'.  The team have developed their own adult tool which they use when visiting people in their own homes to make sure people are happy where they live and how they are supported.  The team write a report and make recommendations to improve service delivery and the quality of life for the people using services.

The SPICE group have developed and deliver training to other people with learning disabilities around fair recruitment and selections.  The group form part of the interview panels at various organisations.

SPICE have developed a 'Say No to Hate Crime' project to look at how people with learning disabilities can be affected by hate crime.  They have developed a number of resources and have provided training to help people with learning disabilities, and those who support them, recognise and report hate crime.  They have also provided training to the police.

The group have a 'self-advocates' group who have deveoloped training and offer peer support to each other.

If you would like to find out more about any of the work that SPICE do, or to find out how they can benefit you or your organisation please contact us and we can give you more information and discuss your individual requirements.

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