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Getting involved – what do I need to know?

This section provides information to support you to get involved in Health and Social Care (HSC).  It provides details about how you can get involved to bring your experience, knowledge and expertise to embed a person-centred focus to HSC. By getting involved, we will be able to ensure that services:

  • fit the needs of our communities;
  • are accessible;
  • are high quality;
  • have the potential to impact most effectively on the health and wellbeing of the wider community.

Check out the clip ‘I have something to say’ to hear more about why it is important that service users, carers and the public are involved in HSC.

There are a range of different ways to get involved. Involvement may be a one-off activity or you may wish to get involved for a longer period of time. This may be at a local level, for example in a Health and Social Care Trust or at a regional level with the Public Health Agency or another regional HSC organisation.

Check out how you can get involved and the resources available to help you.