Shaping our Lives

Group type: 1. Open consultative

Contact details

Named contact: Becki Meakin

Email address

Telephone:  07956 424511


BM Box 4845



Remit of the group

Shaping Our Lives National User Network is an independent user-controlled organisation, think tank and network.

What are our aims?

  • To support the development of local user involvement that aims to deliver better outcomes for service users
  • to give a shared voice to user-controlled organisations
  • to facilitate service user involvement at a national level
  • to work across all user groups in an equal and accessible manner
  • to improve the quality of support people receive
  • to enable groups to link to other user-controlled groups
  • to develop links with worldwide international user-controlled organisations.

Frequency of meetings


Who can consult the group?

Any researchers



More about the group (optional)

Shaping Our Lives National User Network’s vision is of a society which is equal and fair where all people have the same opportunities, choices, rights and responsibilities – a society where people have choice and control over the way they live and the support services they use.