This briefing paper draws on the extensive experience of people involved in IPS Grow from across England: IPS Grow National and Regional Leads, Employment Specialists (including Peer Employment Specialists) and IPS Team and Service leaders. A group chaired by Dr Rachel Perkins, BA, MPhil, PhD, OBE was used to draw together the experience of the group to produce this Briefing Paper.

The purpose of this Briefing Paper is to provide guidance to IPS Services and their practitioners about the value of personal experience, how this might be appropriately used within IPS practice and the creation of a culture within IPS services that values such experience.

IPS Grow – Briefing paper 2021