Running it – Pecket Well’s unique approach
 
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Pecket was run by and for people who have difficulties with reading, writing and/or numbers. Our constitution was written carefully and states that the majority of our Directors must be people with these difficulties. Other Directors are from many different areas of work and committed to more inclusive education.

We have always had to work hard to make sure the information is available in different formats and papers at meetings (and pre-meetings) are read aloud. This gives everyone the chance to take an equal part in all aspects of running and managing Pecket.

Our peer approach has been the constant ingredient that ensures we work in the ‘Pecket Way’. We have been very successful at involving course participants as volunteers and often as Directors.

We took great care to involve participants in all aspects of planning and running courses – in this practical way people learned that each of them has something to offer others.