The SCRC believe that service user involvement is fundamental in driving forward practice improvement; to this end Recovery Partners were engaged to undertake research with service users, carers and practitioners to identify recommendations for increasing service user involvement.
Recovery Partners have consulted with 30 service users and carers, drawn from community groups, user/ carer networks or via their social worker. They have found that there is great enthusiasm to become involved in the education and training of social workers. The coming 12 months promise exciting developments with service users becoming involved in our governance arrangements, our teaching and our training. The Experts through Experience programme is key in making this happen.
Experts through Experience programme
This programme provides training and support to service users and carers to enable them to contribute directly to the teaching partnership and to the teaching and learning process.
The first course began in January 2018 with 20 service users and carers.