"The FOCUS Committee"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as a staff member),

The FOCUS Committee formed to address some of the service needs required during the closure of SPAN. It is a service user driven body which is now working well in the development of the services offered at Aspley Community and Training Centre.

The Chair IB has a very calming influence on the committee which is resulting in some excellent decision making.

I continue to work in support of the committee and of course as an employee of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. I report to the committee once a month to feedback how things are going and take on any developmental work that is asked of me by the committee as well as the ongoing work that I do as part of the Social Inclusion and Wellbeing service.

The committee is constituted and made up of 8 service users, 1 carer and 1 public member; the administrative officers being I. B. (Chair) J. B. (Treasurer) and L. B. (Secretary). It gives me great pleasure to see this admin team and the committee working together for the betterment of the services that they support at Aspley Community and Training Centre.

It is great to observe service users taking responsibility for the services that they use. Thank you to the whole committee for working so well together in developing socially inclusive opportunities.

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Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Thanks Tim, are any service users of the committee who would like to comment on what has changed for them since your last posting?

It's good to hear how service users are working so well together.

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