Members help to guide our decision-making to ensure we are providing the very best care we can to people who use our services.
You can become a member to get involved too.
Who can become a member?
As an NHS Foundation Trust we are answerable to our members.
Anyone over the age of 12 can become a member of the Trust and help to guide the decisions we are making.
Our members are split up into five categories:
- Service users – someone who has used our services in the past five years
- Carers – a carer of someone who has used our services in the past five years
- Young service users or carers – somebody under the age of 35 who has used or cared for someone who has used our services in the past five years.
- Public – anyone interested in our services living anywhere in England
- Staff – a permanent member of staff who is on a fixed-term contract of at least 12 months
What is involved in being a member?
As a member you will be kept up to date with the latest developments at the Trust and given the chance to feed back on different areas of our work, representing people living in the communities we serve.
You will receive invitations to attend membership events like our Annual Members Meeting.
Our members also have the opportunity to stand in elections to serve on our Council of Governors.