trust matters

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Matters and Partner Vacancies

Service user and carer involvement
The Trust wants to continue involving service users and carers in changing and developing services by continuing to hold local meetings at various locations in Norfolk and Suffolk.
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To get in touch with the service user and carer involvement team, please contact:
Sharon Picken – Service user and carer experience lead.
Email Sharon.picken@nsft.nhs.uk or phone 01603 421225
or
Matt Harvey – Service user and carer involvement coordinator, Norfolk and Waveney.
Email matthew.harvey@nsft.nhs.uk or phone 01603 421414.
Trusts governors attend many of these meetings, service user governors chair some of them, and they welcome your feedback  – either in person or by emailing governors@nsft.nhs.uk.

Suffolk User Forum jobs
Two new posts with Suffolk User Forum – the voice for mental health in Suffolk – who have nominated one of our partner governors this year.
Office Administrator: £10 an hour – £9,360 per annum. Based in Kesgrave.
Service User Engagement Lead: £13.50 an hour – £12,636 per annum. Own transport required.
Both posts are 18 hours a week with a fixed term contract until 31 March 2017.

For an application form & further information please see their website www.suffolkuserforum.co.uk.
For an informal conversation, please contact Jayne Davey, SUF Manager on 01473 329316 or email hello@suffolkuserforum.co.uk.
Closing date:  5pm on 25 March 2015.

Improve local mental health services for BME communities
We need service users and carers from local Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) communities to work with our health professionals to help us improve the way we deliver services as part of our Open Mind project.

You will need to attend three half-day training sessions and a focus group meeting four times per year. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Training dates: 7 April, 21 April and 5 May 2015. Time: 09.30am – 12.30pm
1st Focus group meeting: 19 May 2015. Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: East of England Co-op Education Centre, 11 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JW

The poster is on the left of our website Equality page, along with the Open Mind Workshop Report from a previous event.

If you would like to take part or need more information please email the Equalities and Engagement Manager ravi.seenan@nsft.nhs.uk or phone 07901 105172, preferably by 27 March 2015.

The project is being carried out in partnership with the NHS BME Network. Michael Scott, our Chief Executive, will present the work at their national conference on 12 June 2015.

Suffolk Family Carers vacancy
Senior Administrator based in Claydon.
26 – 30 hours per week, £ 16,040 pro rata per annum, fixed term contract until 31 March 2016.

Job details and an application pack from their website www.suffolkfamilycarers.org.
For informal enquiries please email sarah.potter@suffolkfamilycarers.org  or call 01473 835420.
Closing Date: 9am on 3 March 2015

Board meetings held in public
Board of Directors
Thu 26 March 2015, from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Main Hall, Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, Norwich, NR6 5BE
The papers are available now. Click to see the agenda and the attachments.

Board of Governors
Thu 02 Apr 2015, from 1.30 to 4.30pm

King Edmund Chamber , Endeavour House , 8 Russell Road , Ipswich, IP1 2BX

Board of Directors
Thu 23 Apr 2015, from 9.30am to 12.30pm

IP-City Centre, 1 Bath St, Ipswich, IP2 8SD

We welcome your attendance at these meetings. The agenda and papers are available on the website a few days before and can be seen via our event calendar by clicking here and selecting the meeting. Hard copies will be provided at the meetings.

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