Would you like to be involved in shaping the future of Yellow Door? Would you like to improve the experience for other service users? We will be setting up regular quarterly meetings to discuss feedback from our clients. Please join us for coffee, cake and relaxed conversation. These in person meetings will last between 1 – 1.5 hours.
By being involved in the focus groups you will:
- Get your voice heard and meet new people
- Share your opinions and ideas in a welcoming and friendly space
- Make a difference / develop our services and find mutual connection, acceptance and understanding
- Access training and learn skills like public speaking, event planning, minute-taking and more
- Helpful for looking for future volunteering or paid work, references can be provided
Some of the topics we are planning to discuss are:
- Improving services for new clients and ensuring our policies/procedures are fair and effective
- Removing barriers to accessing our services and looking at our facilities through the eyes of services users
- Help us develop a survey for our service users and reflecting on service user feedback
We suggest that Advisory Group members are able to commit for a year. The first meeting will take place at the end of September 2022. There will be supermarket vouchers available for group members.
If you’re interested in joining us, then please send an Expression of Interest to email@example.com. You should include the following details:
- Name and contact details (telephone number and email address)
- Your availability
- A brief summary of why you’re interested in joining the group
Criteria to join:
- All genders aged 18 years +
- Have used a Yellow Door Service within the last 2 years, current or previous client. Not in a current court case.
- Able to manage day to day, mental health is managed well. Is resilient and robust to engage with other members. Have support and strategies for managing differing points of view.
- Confident to speak in group, tolerate difference of opinion and able to listen to others.
- To meet with facilitators first to ensure wellbeing, motivation, expectations,
- Wants to contribute to the development of services to help improve the experience for other service users.
Reasons to take part:
- Getting your voice heard and making a difference to our services
- Build your self-confidence and meet new people, finding mutual connection, acceptance and understanding
- Access training and learn skills like public speaking, event planning, minute-taking
- Helpful for looking for future volunteering or paid work. References can be provided
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