Advocacy and Advice Working Group 20th April 2017, Redcar

The next meeting of the Advocacy and Advice Working Group takes place on Thursday 20th April, 12 – 2pm at Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, Redcar & Cleveland Office, 54a Station Road, Redcar, TS10 1AG

Join a group of people interested in finding out about the availability of advice and advocacy for people with mental health conditions and their carers.

We will be asking if there enough help out there and what can be done to make sure people get the help they need.

The advocacy services that the research will look at include a number of possible different types of work for example:
• Helping people make ‘the right decisions for them’
• Getting them the information they need to make those decisions
• Signposting to other services
• If appropriate speaking on their behalf to other agencies
• Offering moral support

We are interested in getting the views of commissioners, services and service users as well as people who are missed by services and those who apparently don’t fit the criteria for accessing current services.

Minutes from first meeting: V4C advocacy meeting notes 23 March[9380]

Travel expenses available for service users and carers from Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.

 

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Voices for Choices Advocacy and Advice Working group 6th April 2017

 Join a group of people interested in finding out about the availability of advice and advocacy for people with mental health conditions and their carers.

We will be asking if there enough help out there and what can be done to make sure people get the help they need.

The advocacy services that the research will look at include a number of possible different types of work for example:
• Helping people make ‘the right decisions for them’
• Getting them the information they need to make those decisions
• Signposting to other services
• If appropriate speaking on their behalf to other agencies
• Offering moral support

We are interested in getting the views of commissioners, services and service users as well as people who are missed by services and those who apparently don’t fit the criteria for accessing current services.

Our next meeting is on 6th April 2017, 9.30-11.30am at Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, 90-92 Lothian Road, Middlesbrough TS4 2QX

Minutes from last meeting: V4C advocacy meeting notes 23 March[9380]

Travel expenses available for service users and carers from Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.

South Tees CCG Patient and Public Advisory Group recruiting now

Get involved with our Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG)

NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking to recruit an additional 6 members of the public onto the Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG).

As a core member of this group, you need to be a resident of either Redcar and Cleveland or Middlesbrough.  You will be able to share your experiences of using local health services.  You will be supported to develop a good understanding of clinical commissioning to influence local services and have the opportunity to share other people’s experiences.

We are committed to involving patients at all levels of our work and as a member of this group you will be helping to make sure that this happens. By sharing your experiences you will be contributing to the development of services that are high quality, safe and meet the needs of our local population.

The group meets every two months (meetings are usually 2 hours) plus there will be training sessions throughout the year.  As a member of the core group you will remain independent in this unpaid role and will not be employed by the CCG.

Interested?

If this is something that you are interested in, please apply using the expression of interest form (attached).  This form should be completed and returned to STCCG.enquiries@nhs.net.

If you need help or advice completing the application form, please call Phillipa Poole on 01642 263030.

 Whilst we would welcome applications from those already contributing to patient involvement through local patient groups, voluntary organisations or other initiatives, if you are a member of a board or hold a senior role in another organisation, this may present a conflict of interest.

 We look forward to hearing from you. Please see the links to the application form and further information at the bottom of the page. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th March 2017.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 29th March 2017 and invited to an meeting with our current PPAG members in April.

Alternatively, if you would like to be involved with the CCG but not have the time to attend the bi-monthly meetings you could join MY NHS.  Find out more by visiting http://www.southteesccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/my-nhs/

Follow us at @SouthTeesCCG on Twitter

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