About us

Who we are

Common Room is a consultancy led by lived experience. We promote collaborative practice and connect the expertise of children, young people, researchers, practitioners and policymakers across disability, health and mental health to find the best ways of

  • involving young people in decisions about their lives, services and support
  • improving support and services to ensure they can best address and respond to the issues CYP experience

We do this through:

  • offering training and service improvement support to professionals and services
  • involving children and young people as partners in research, policy, and service improvement projects
  • learning from lived experience through consultation and research with children, young people and families

Meet the team

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Kate Martin

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Liz Neill

Mark Hemsley

What we do

Training and service improvement

We offer training and service improvement support to professionals and services across education, health, mental health and social care

Co-production

We support children and young people to be partners in research, policy, and service improvement projects

Consultation & research

Learning from lived experience through consultation and research with children, young people and families

Our films

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