Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG)

Adfam’s Lived experience advisory group (LEAG)

Our LEAG is made up of family members with experience of being affected by a loved one’s substance misuse. Family members have always been at the heart of our organisational mission and purpose, and one of our core values. Our LEAG formalises this principle, incorporating it into our governance structure and ensuring that the views of those with lived experience are represented in our projects and campaign work.

We have a voice in the national debate on issues touching tens of thousands of people in the UK, as well as in enabling essential day-to-day support via our forums, projects and on-line presence.

The overall purpose of the lived experience advisory group is to provide advice, guidance and evidence to inform the Board of Trustees’ strategic decision-making and Adfam’s operational activities.

Read about the experiences of some of our LEAG members here:

Katie’s (Chair), story 

Margaret’s story

Imelda’s story

Rose’s story

Jo’s story

Fiona’s story

Natalie’s story