Our job is to provide NHS care to the local community. It’s important we stay in touch with what people want from our services and what they think of them. Recruiting people as members is one way we can do this.
Simply by signing up as a member you will be showing your support for services we provide and the people we care for; the more members we have; the greater the voice to help end mental health discrimation.
Who can become a member?
There are four membership categories:
Service user: people who have used our services in the past five years
Carer: a carer of someone who has used our services in the past five years
Public: anyone interested in our services living in Brighton and Hove, East or West Sussex or other geographical areas where we provide services
Staff: a permanent member of staff, on a fixed-term contract of at least 12 months or social care staff who work at Sussex Partnership
If you use our services, you may choose to be in either the service user or public category of membership. The staff category is only for people working at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Staff are automatically offered membership and don’t need to complete a membership form.
How can I join?
You can join as a member if you’re over the age of 14, use our services or care for someone who does, work here or live in one of the geographical areas where we provide services and have an interest in what we do. You can complete an online application here.
Our strategy outlines the Trusts vision for membership over the period 2018-2020 and builds on the success of the membership office to date. It sets out the methods that will be used to continue to develop an effective, responsive and representative membership that will assist in ensuring the Trust delivers “Outstanding Care and Treatment you can be confident in”. The full strategy is available to download here.
Steve Perrott is our Membership Co-ordinator and he is always happy to anwer any queries you may have, so feel free to contact Steve on email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0800 015 3357