Our job is to provide the very best care we can to the people who use our services.

We want to make sure that the decisions we make are right for the people of Sheffield, and the only way we can do that is by getting a steer from the people who use our services and who one day may use them too.

The best way for you to do that is to become a member.

Who can become a member?

As an NHS Foundation Trust we are held to account by our membership.

Anyone over the age of 12 can become a member of the Trust and get involved in making decisions about the way we are run.

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 – some 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’s involved in being a member?

As a member you’ll be kept up to date with the latest developments at the Trust and given the chance to give feedback on different areas of our work.

You’ll receive invitations to take part in surveys, consultations and 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.

How can I join?

It’s really easy to become a member, all you need to do is fill in a membership form by clicking here

It’s really important that you let us know if you change your home address or your email so we can keep our records up to date.

Why sign up?

Membership means that the Trust can communicate directly with you - the people and the communities that we serve. You will be kept up to date with latest developments and news, and you may be invited to events aimed at informing and engaging you, as well as receiving feedback from you.

By becoming a member you will be able to elect a council of governors to represent your interests and you will be able to stand for election as a governor of the Trust.

You can be involved as much or as little as you like - it is up to you.

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a member or a Governor drop us an email at or give us a call on 0114 2718825.

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