FoCUS holds public meetings where NHS Managers learn from people who have experienced these services, what works well and what could be improved.
FoCUS members are carers and people who currently use services or have used services in the last five years. (Members must be 18 years +)
We hold a meeting for each geographical area each month. Currently these meetings are virtual although we hope to be able to hold some of them face to face in the future.
If you are unable to attend meetings you can still be involved. We send regular updates by post or email and you can give us your views. You can also follow us on Twitter @FoCUS_SaBP or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FoCUS.SABP
Anybody that uses or has used mental health, learning disability, older people and Drug and Alcohol services in Surrey and North East Hampshire in the last 5 years. Carers are also very welcome.
You can get involved in helping to shape the future of services for people. It’s also an opportunity to meet new people and share experiences.
If you are interested in joining the group or would like to attend a meeting to find out more, please contact Jennie Coulson, who works for Surrey Coalition of Disabled People as the FoCUS Involvement Coordinator. Jennie can be contacted by email Jennie.Coulson@surreycoalition.org.uk, Telephone 01483 456558, Mobile/SMS Text 07492342573 or by using our online contact form.
For FoCUS meeting dates, venues, agendas and notes of previous meetings please visit the FoCUS page on Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust’s website. https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/aboutus/involvement/focus
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