Lauren Wallace-Thompson


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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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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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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