NEC Birmingham |  09 - 10 October 2024

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Isaac Samuels

Isaac Samuels

Co-chair of the National Co-production Advisory Group, TLAP
Isaac is a Co-Chair of the Working Group of the APPG on Adult Social Care and is a committed community-minded individual working within the third sector for many years and working closely with local government and national charities, the Department of Health and Social Care and TLAP. His primary focus is supporting a systematic approach to improve services for the people who need to access the services and that they meet the needs of the population by embedding communities' voices at every level. Isaac’s achievements include: Considerable influence and success in terms of reducing the barriers that people who have impairments, and other seldom heard groups, face, by ensuring that these barriers are explored in an open, honest, reflective way that supports people to retell their narratives in a way that makes them stronger. Sharing his own personal narrative and drawing on the narratives of others to support this life mission of ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities regardless of impairment, age and socio-economic backgrounds. Supporting a number of important social changes over the years from LGBT+ rights to choice and control and co-production. He is currently involved in numerous projects including research, lecturing, charity work, trusteeship, management and steering group leadership roles with a number of organisations. All of this is achievable for Isaac as he receives support from a personal assistant through a direct payment, Isaac is passionate about self- directing his own support and the role that PAs/ social care play in his life.

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