ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF LIVED EXPERIENCE RECOVERY ORGANISATIONS
Started by our dedicated and visionary founding members back in 2020, the College of Lived Experience Recovery Organisations has grown into an impactful Community & Movement.
The aim is to develop a Recovery Strategy that is signed up to by key leadership figures and organisations from the (addiction) recovery sector in the UK. The focus will be on Lived Experience Recovery Organisations (LEROs),and has the idea of active citizenship at its core. We want to build coherence, trust, credibility and consensus for recovery groups and communities based on a model that promotes an evidence-based approach predicated on Lived Experience. This model will have at its heart:
A Human Rights framework
Core values and principles based on Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC)
Principle 1: LEROs are Informed by a primary relationship with their community and act in response to the needs and aspirations of their community, recognising and employing the assets and competencies that already exist.
Principle 2: Everything done in and by a LERO is informed through co-production
Principle 3: LEROs are informed by a Human Rights-based approach, including the right to live healthy lives.
Inclusivity & Equality
Honesty & Transparency
People Centred & Strengths Based
Promote & Champion Lived Experience
These are the current tiers of membership:
CLERO connectors are (the group that will provide strategic oversight and make the connections that will enable voices to be heard on all levels)
CLERO members are (the core group that will be the voice of the LEROs across the UK and help shape our strategic direction)
CLERO supporters / friends are (supporters and champions of LEROs, that will help build bridges and relationships to enable change)
Everyone's Lived Experience Counts, you can join as an individual or an orgainisation.
TOGETHER - STRONGER
Ensuring that All Voices are Heard
to help shape the National Recovery agenda.
Network with other Lived Experience Recovery Organisations (LEROs) from all over the UK at our free monthly Online meeting.