Some commonly used terms with lived experience

Service User: An individual who uses the services of a local authority, health or social care organisation. 

Experts by Experience: Social change-makers who seek to use their lived experience to inform the work of social purpose organisations, to drive and lead social change, and/or drive their social impact work. 

Community/User Led: A broad term used to describe a community, campaign or organisation that is governed or led by experts by experience.

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