Public Governors - the rest of England and Wales
Declaration of interest - no interest declared.
I am a carer and a previous Governor Member of the Trust. At all times in the last few years I have sought to bring attention to the issues faced by carers within this setting and to promote membership of the Trust to this group as a force for change.
For the last three years I have been Chair of the Service User and Carer Liaison Committee within the British Psychological Society and still sit on the Psychosis and Complex Mental Health Faculty. I am also a former trustee of Rethink and a member of the National Steering Group for the Triangle of Care. This enables me to keep up to date with current thinking, an understanding of governance and an ability to think strategically. I believe these are all transferable skills that can enhance the role of Governor Member.
Most importantly I believe that real involvement of service users and carers enables organisations to deliver high quality care with the most desirable outcomes for the people who need them.
Declaration of Interest - no interest delcared