Liverpool Link to give residents a voice

Liverpool’s Local Involvement Network (LINk) has been launched at a special event held at the city’s LACE Conference Centre.

The network gives local residents a say in the future of their health and social care provision and the inauguration event gave members the chance to meet with the major commissioners and providers in Merseyside. The LINk is an independent group which is supported by a host organisation, Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS).

It provides the opportunity for the whole community to say what they think about local health and adult social care services. Liverpool LINk is part of a national network of groups and individuals set up to ensure that such services are improved and indeed tailored to the needs of the users.

It allows people to raise certain issues further up the agenda of the Local Authority, Primary Care Trusts (PCT’s) and other providers and watchdogs, such as the Care Quality Commission. People can also liaise with those who make decisions about new or existing services and join forces with others concerned about similar issues.

The launch event was extremely encouraging, with a good turnout which included a number of local councillors and Gideon Ben-Tovim, the Chair of Liverpool PCT. People from all walks of life and interests attended and contributed to a really positive event. It is a pleasure to be part of LINk and to forge partnerships that will help us ensure that the public voice is heard and acted upon.

For further information on how to get involved, please contact our team on 0151 227 5177.


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