Vicki HornbyVisiting Research Fellow

Vicki Hornby is a prominent disability activist and advocate with extensive experience of working in organisations of and for disabled people including Scope, Disabiity North West and the North-West Training and Development team.

She has undertaken a range of service evaluation work as well as writing guidance for disabled people, including Who decides when you can't?, an a information guide for people who may be affected by the Mental Capacity Act 2005.


Barnsley Age Concern

Conducted research on the experiences of people who fund their own support in setting up their own care services, which in turn was used productively to inform the development of effective peer support brokerage services.

North-West Training and Development Team/Sefton Council

Assisted in conducting a qualitative study of disabled children and young people and their parents' perceptions of the performance and progress on Aiming High for Disabled Children in Sefton, in part focusing on uptake of Direct Payments for young disabled people.

Disability Equality North West

Supported a self advocacy group in Chorley to respond to the Department of Health consultation on the Right to Control.

North-West Training and Development Team/Lancashire County Council

Facilitated a review of current investment in advocacy arrangements for Central Lancashire and supported people with learning difficulties to express their views for the development of their own user-led self-advocacy organisation.

Scope/Making Decisions Alliance

Co-wrote the publication Making decisions ...about your health, welfare or finance. Who decides when you can't?, an information guide for people who may be affected by the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Also facilitated consultation of the document with groups of disabled people. The booklet was produced by Department of Constitutional Affairs, Public Guardianship Office, Department of Health and Welsh Assembly Government.

Policy Officer/Co-production Co-ordinator, Scope

Supported disabled people to engage with government consultation and wrote policy responses based on their views. Also supported disabled people to engage in Scope's work through developing participative opportunities, good practice, co-production strategies and guidance for the organisation.

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing