We have two forms of membership :
Core membership – core members are ready involved in, or participate in, other networks like their local Healthwatch, or a GP patient participation group, or a charity aimed at a specific group of people who use services.
Core members will be able to share, both ways, the best practice and issues that they see in their networks.
Core members are often active in our projects.
General Membership – is for people who want to hear our news, and hopefully answer questions on our app [ see below] but who do not want to make any further commitment.
We are generally seeking people who support our aims and have experiences similar to ours, and who might wish to talk to other members for support and advice, but will also add weight anonymously to help influence service providers.
Please email us Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your details or complete a form at one of our events so we can contact you with news, details of meetings, projects or ask you for your views.
Your views or comments will always remain anonymous. We want to communicate with you in the format that is most suitable to you – it might be through this website, a letter, an e-mail or by coming to our meetings or conference.
We now have an app that is free and will allow you to answer questions – perhaps once or twice a week, in seconds, but you will see overall results and what we intend to do about your views.
Attending meetings may not be possible for you for many reasons but you may have views, which you wish to pass on to help us try to improve services.
Please note we will not use or pass on your details in any inappropriate way and will not share with any other party.
We hope that you can join us to support our aims to help shape services to ever better meet the needs of people across the whole of the North East.
Many voices can make a difference.
'Very enjoyable', 'I learned a lot' 'Best ever' some of the comments on our workshop -15 seconds really can save 30 minutes later on - we showed a group of people from the NHS, social care, and service users/carers/patients how we were inspired.
We held our free Forum on Wednesday 17th April on dementia - please see below for more details even if you missed it!
Our consultation event in Murton and since, produced a number of topics for future events
Government trying to get young people to work in care.
Participants included NHS and social care staff, and service user/patient representatives who, like us, are all united in wanting to improve practice.
All agreed it was a successful event and worthwhile. Many ideas . flowed form it.