The Service User and Carers' Forum is a group of people who have experience of using the healthcare services, or have had caring responsibilities for those who have.
We take a keen interest in the professional training of future Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists and support workers. We offer our expertise on how to improve how they communicate, treat and interact with all members of the local community, in order to improve the quality of their teaching. Whilst our group was created to improve the quality of education in the Faculty, we as a forum exist to:
- Provide peer support for service users and carers involved in any aspect of health and social care education.
- Share our wealth of expertise and experiences for mutual benefit
- Improve the involvement of service users and carers in the education of our students.
Become a member
We are always looking to welcome new members to the Forum group and improve our range of activities. If you would like to join us, contact Selina Khan, our administrative officer, on 0161 247 2539 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's in it for me?
As a valued member of the forum, you will be actively involved in all stages of the student journey – from recruitments to graduation. You will have the opportunity to be involved in recruitment, curriculum development, teaching and assessment and other activities.
You will have the opportunity to feedback your own personal experiences of being a service user or a carers and improve the training and standards of future healthcare professionals. Gaining an understanding of care from your perspective will enable our students to develop their compassion, communication, competencies and professionalism, that are necessary to provide quality and safe care.