What do we offer?
provides a range of
disability consultancy services, including:
We bring together:
We have all the advantages of a small cost-effective organisation, but over our years of working in disability consultancy we have built up excellent contacts with collaborators. When necessary, we partner with these consultants on a project by project basis to provide a comprehensive service to our clients.
Sparring Partners Productions Limited was formed in 1995 when we were asked to make a short television report for the BBC. Now, while retaining our interest in the media, we are increasingly involved in disability consultancy and research coverning the south and west of England.
Angie Carmichael: Principal Consultant
Angie started her career in the media but has worked in disability consultancy for the past 14
years. Initially a researcher and associate producer for a disability magazine programme airing on Channel Four, she went on to work as a
freelance on documentaries for the BBC and C4. In 1992 she
moved more directly into the field of disability rights, including
advocacy, user involvement and disability equality training. Since
Sparring Partners, Angie now concentrates on consultancy and research: for Wiltshire County Council she co-ordinated a ground-breaking user-led Best Value Review and is part of the team which enabled WCC to gain Beacon Status for its services for people with learning difficulties. She is a consultant to the Social Work
department of Wiltshire College and lectures at the University of Bath. She is also manager of Wiltshire People First
and is often in demand as a trainer (all over the south-west and beyond),
covering topics like User Empowerment, Assertiveness, Committee Skills,
Disability Legislation, Staff Recruitment, Community Care and Disability
Rights. In 2002 she completed an MA in Disability
Alison West: Editor/Administrator
Alison graduated in English from the University of Durham and worked in the oil
industry before moving into television. She was a founder
director of an independent production company that made eight series of programmes for Channel Four .
|Telephone||+44 (0) 1225 810011 (operations, enquiries)|
|+44 (0) 1225 743886 (administration, finance)|
|Postal address||Sparring Partners Productions Limited|
|PO Box 3240, Bath, BA1 3ZA United Kingdom|