Taking part at Mersey Care means getting involved and being a part of everything we do.
We have a long track record of involving the people who use our services, and their carers, in planning and delivering our services.
By taking part you can bring a whole new perspective to what we do. For example we invite service users and their carers to sit on interview panels to recruit new staff – their opinions are valuable to us. The people who use our services have lived experience of mental health, addictions and learning disability problems and act as role models for those who may be at the beginning of their journey of recovery.
Our growing army of volunteers are also invaluable to us and we are constantly looking to recruit more.
We try to equip everyone who participates in Mersey Care with the experiences and skills that will help them along their chosen pathway; for example we offer relevant vocational qualifications and a community volunteering qualification, as well as employability training and cultural and social opportunities.
The Service user and carer Assembly is a public meeting and open to all services users and carers; it meets quarterly and provides a mechanism for effective two-way communication across the organisation. Service users and carers have been elected to represent geographical areas and services and it is their role to ensure that the service user and carer voice is heard throughout the Trust.
If you would like to know more about the Social Inclusion and Participation Team
Telephone 0151 478 6556
or by post to The Life Rooms, Walton, Evered Avenue, Liverpool L9 2AF.