Getting involved means playing an active role in the Trust. There are many different ways in which you can get involved, ranging from volunteering, becoming a Governor, joining the Participation and Partnership Forum, registering to become a CPFT member or fundraising for our charity, Head To Toe.
Some involvement activities are about improving our services - other involvement activities are about being part of something together.
As part of the CPFT Board meetings, we have a Board Story. These range from service users / patients / families talking about their experience of using CPFT services to CPFT employees talking about their services and their own experiences of working within CPFT. Whether you are a member of staff or somebody who has experienced using our service and would like to tell your story please get in contact with Anna Tuke (Associate Director of Involvement and Partnerships) for further information.
Our involvement journey
Our involvement journey
Involvement isn't a destination. It is a journey of working collaboratively with the people who use our services and their families to create the best possible services together.
A series of events have helped start our involvement journey. In November 2016 the partnership strategy group co produced eleven listening events across the county. A key outcome from this was the commitment from CPFT to form a service users forum. In November 2017 work started with the partnership strategy group to create a service user forum for CPFT. In May 2018 we advertised and interviewed for the service users forum. Our first meeting was held on the 4 October 2018. Between November 2018 and April 2019, terms of reference and contracts of involvement were co-created with the service user forum. In January 2019 the service user forum was renamed the Participation and Partnership Forum to reflect its activities.
In October 2019 our second Learning together to improve care event took place and included CPFT staff from each directorate and people who had used CPFT services, their families, members of the Participation and Partnership Forum and our wider community. The event focused on creating a word cloud of how we want involvement to feel within CPFT and identifying the top five steps CPFT, and its co-production partners will be taking to achieve this vision.
How we want involvement within CPFT to feel.
Our five steps on our involvement journey for 2020 were:
- Training in positive risk taking
- Creating a network for sharing good practice
- Creating a conduit for people to get involved
- Creating PRIDE values for involvement
- Involvement training for new starters