At the School of Healthcare we believe that Service Users and Carers are the cornerstone of excellence in education, research, and service improvement. Service User is a term that is used to describe anyone who has accessed or is eligible to access health or social care services. Carers are people who look after or support those with health or social care needs, and can include partners and family members.
Service User and Carers
Service Users and Carers with a wide variety of experiences are involved in many elements of education, research, and healthcare development here at the School of Healthcare. We feel strongly that when we bring together the expertise of Service Users and Carers with that of Health and Social Care professionals and academics, we can improve the quality of the work that we do.
We are always looking for more people and groups to get involved in the development and governance of student education, research and innovation. There are no person-specific requirements other than that you have had (or have cared for someone who has had) a personal experience of health or social care services. We offer support for all Service Users and Carers through formal training events as well as peer support.
Why not join the group?
If you would like to get involved, please contact: Elaine McNichol Academic lead for service users and carers E.McNichol@leeds.ac.uk