Communities of Interest (COI)

The Communities of Interest initiative was launched in the Trust in 2010.

Communities of Interest involve service users, carers, volunteers, public members, Trust staff and partner organisations. A Community of Interest is about working together and helping each other to achieve common aims or objectives.

By working together in an area of specific interest, Communities of Interest can help to influence the direction the Trust takes to the benefit of service users, carers, partners, staff and public members.

A Community of Interest can be a group that meets up regularly or it can be a virtual community via the internet. It could also be a combination of the two.

Carers Strategy Implementation Group

Contact: Paul Sanguinazzi, Head of Involvement

Diversity within Dementia COI

Contact: Julie Aicha
Tel: 0115 8542227 or email