Lauren Wallace-Thompson

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Lauren is a freelance writer and researcher with specialisms in education and third sector work. As well as researching and writing publications aimed at young people and parents, she has developed a particular expertise in co-production and community reporting, curating the stories of people with lived experience into reports and articles to influence changemakers.

She is also a specialist in desk-based research, with a background in academia and a PhD from the University of Warwick.

As well as working with Ideas Alliance, Lauren has partnered with organisations such as People’s Voice Media, Climate Outreach and People & Planet, and published in Stylist magazine, Critical Studies in Television, Television and New Media and a number of edited collections.

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Articles by Lauren

by Lauren Wallace-Thompson

I’m With Sam: Tackling learning disability hate crime with Dimensions

Learning disability hate crime is a problem that is under-reported but can have a huge impact on victims. Dimensions' #ImWithSam campaign is led by an expert with lived experience and takes a multi-pronged approach to the problem. They support victims, raise awareness, train police forces, work with the CPS and influence policy to improve reporting, convictions and ensure victims are taken seriously.

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by Lauren Wallace-Thompson

Clarissa: Virtual film tour and Q&A sessions to improve the health of people affected by homelessness

Come and join the virtual tour of Clarissa: a film created to improve the health of people affected by homelessness, through better understanding of their experiences. Clarissa is a fiction film, but the storyline has been woven together from real experiences of people trying to access the healthcare system while facing homelessness in the UK.

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by Lauren Wallace-Thompson

‘Bringing local leaders together to make a difference’: Applications open now for Regional Leadership for Personalised Care Programmes

We're sharing this call on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement for this fantastic Leadership for Personalised Care programme. It's an inspiring and engaging development opportunity open to teams and individuals from the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector.

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