Over 160 service users, carers, staff and partners came together yesterday to celebrate the impact of involvement at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
The annual Service User and Carer Celebration Day is an opportunity to recognise the many ways service users and carers are involved in supporting and developing services across the Trust.
A series of presentations and workshops covered practical involvement such as creating art displays and training videos as well as how service users and carers help ensure delivery of high quality services. Delegates also heard about how people with lived experience volunteer at every stage of drug and alcohol services provided by the Trust in Hampshire, and co-produce and deliver all the courses offered by our Wellbeing and Recovery College.
The event culminated in an awards ceremony with trophies presented by Governor Member Lilian Owens and Non Executive Director Sue Nixon for contributions to service improvement and learning, volunteering and personal development.
Therèsa Moyes, Director of Quality and Clinical Performance and Executive Lead for Service User and Carer Involvement said “People who use our services are at the centre of everything we do and there can be no better evidence of this than our celebration day. Our service users and carers were an integral part of co-producing the whole event from planning to delivery and the impact of their involvement throughout our organisation was clearly and enthusiastically demonstrated.”