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.

To help improve the quality of the teaching these health professionals receive, we offer our expertise on ways to better communicate, treat, and interact with all members of the local community.

Although our group works to improve the quality of education in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, as a forum we also exist to:

Meet some of our current members

Become a member

We are always looking to welcome new members to the Forum and improve our range of activities.

 If you would like to join us, please contact Selina Khan, our administrative officer, on 0161 247 2539 or email her at

What's in it for me?

As a valued member of the Forum, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in all stages of the student journey, including recruitment, curriculum development, teaching and assessment, and other activities.

You’ll also be able to give us feedback about your own experiences of being a service user or a carer. Understanding care from your perspective helps us to improve the training and standards of our future healthcare professionals. Your feedback helps our students to develop their compassion, communication skills, competencies and professionalism, which are necessary to provide safe and quality care.

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