Free events for LINks members - Invitation from Secretary of State

Paul Burstow, the Minister of State for Care Services, has issued an invitation to LINks (Local Involvement Networks) members in Yorkshire & the Humber  to attend a series of free learning events this spring and summer, in the time of development towards HealthWatch.  Read invitation letter from Paul Burstow.

The series of five events will focus on issues that LINks members have identified as development issues:

  • Leadership- developing skills as leaders
  • Enter and view- how to carry out the visits
  • Engagement with diverse local communities
  • Representation- representing the views of local people
  • Influence- how to influence decision makers

The events are ideal for LINks members who wish to gain more confidence and enhance their skills, as well as those who are new to LINks and want to make a difference to local health and social care services, improve local patient experiences and outcomes, give a voice to those who are seldom heard and hold commissioners and providers to account.  These events are a great opportunity to share and embed best practice across all LINks in the run up to local Healthwatch. The events are free to atend, travel expenses will be paid and lunch will be provided.

The five events in Yorkshire & the Humber will take place in Sheffield between 24th February and 26th April. To find out more and to reigster your interest in a place go to: LINks Events Locations and Bookings Webpage:

These half day events are being delivered in partnership by a consortia of: Disability Rights UK, NAVCA, the Race Equality Foundation and Regional Voices.   

Any queries about the events should be directed to Ciara McIntyre: (0191 2332000)

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