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.