We want to build an equal partnership with treatment service users and drug users because it is recognised that those in treatment and those who have identified a need for treatment have the right to become involved in activities that affect their health and well-being. We value the unique expertise and experiences of users and understands the health, self-esteem and other personal benefits which involvement can bring.
The North East Regional Service User Forum has been running for over 7 years. The overall purpose of the Forum is to:
• allow members to take a lead role in developing strategic user involvement throughout the North East for the benefit of potential, current and ex service users
• provide an arena for networking and sharing best practice.
The Forum is Chaired by a member of the group and supported and assisted by Partnerships.
The North East Regional Service User Steering Group is made up of the Chair and Vice Chairs of the Regional Service User Forum and the PHE Service User Lead. The Steering Group is a task orientated, solution focused group which monitors the regional work plan and allocates tasks accordingly; agree individual input and support into specific regional or partnership project work; and draft the agendas for Regional Service User Forums.
For further information on user involvement and meetings, please contact Amanda Taylor.
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