Gather strength, Build vision, Work together

GatherBuildWork will work to....

  • To champion inclusion, to challenge and support services, businesses and organisations to see inclusion as the bedrock of their existence

  • To change the way those of us who need support (most if not all of us at some point) get the support we need to live the life that makes sense to us and those who love and care for us (self-direction)


  • To never tolerate an ‘us’ and ‘them’ approach; we are all people with lived experience, we are all working for our loved ones, for ourselves and for all in our community


  • To never impose change upon others, but to support and better the way we, both services and people, all work together


  • To never tolerate abuse in any form

Read more about recent work here

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Nic Crosby

Director - GatherBuildWork

What’s important to me?


My sons, (now grown up and away at university), my family, my friends here in Devon and all over the country (I’ve been lucky through work to meet and get to know many amazing people)

Running, gardening, painting, carving stones, cooking, the sea, Dartmoor


And feeling that my work and my life is making a difference; a feeling that started for me when I was 13,led me to get involved in caving and climbing in the Yorkshire Dales supporting young people, on to Bournemouth and then the Isle of Mull working with children and young people from Glasgow before going to college.  Working at In Control for ten years (2006-2016); leading work with children, young people, families and the services that support them was like a dream come true.....since then I've had the chance to meet so many people and get involved in work right across Europe, all of it being centred on better lives, better futures and better support.



What’s important for you to know?


Well I’m sure my friends could write you a list …for now; I work really hard, I don’t hold back if I’ve got something to say (sometimes that doesn’t work out) and I’m always enthusiastic about working with others

People and organisations I have worked with:

  • Institute for Social Protection, Slovenia

  • European Network for Independent Living

  • European Coalition for Community Living

  • Shetland Islands Children's Social care

  • Support-Ed, Plymouth

  • NHS England - Review of in-patient services for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or are autistic

  • I'm Out Of Here Ltd

  • In Control Scotland

  • AllfIE

  • Inclusion London

  • Lumos


  • Inclusion Europe

  • University of Ljubljana

  • The Court of Protection, UK

  • In Control

  • Centre for Welfare Reform

  • Devon Children's Services

  • SQW