The Public Health Agency (PHA) has engaged with service user and carer representatives to set up a bursary scheme to support service users and carers involved in strategic programmes of work with Health and Social Care (HSC). The scheme aims to help develop your knowledge and skills for participation in Involvement work.
The bursary scheme is open to service users and carers who are based in Northern Ireland and engaged with a Health and Social Care organisation. A total of £2,500 has been allocated to the bursary. The maximum amount per participant is £750 with only one application per individual per financial year (April 2019 – March 2020).
The bursary scheme is now open for new applications.
Click here for further information and to complete the online application
Should you wish to find out about current opportunities to get involved, please click here.
The following organisations provide a range of training in a number of different areas. Some of the courses highlighted may be of interest to you to strengthen your skills and help support your involvement with HSC:
- Eventbrite: Use the search function to allow you to search for events in various locations. For example, use the search term ‘involvement and health and social care’ to help tailor your search.
- The King’s Fund: This independent charity based in England, hosts a number of events in various subject areas relating to health and social care. Forthcoming events include:
- Social Care Institute for Excellence: Provides access to a number of training programmes relating to health and social care, including co-production.
- Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA): Courses include:
- Effective coaching and mentoring
- Conflict management
- Community Development and Health Network (CDHN): Working to empower communities and tackle health inequalities using community development.