Our Trust exists in order to help meet the needs of you, our service users and their carers. This can only be achieved if we fully involve you at all levels within our organisation.

We are keen to involve you in the planning, development, monitoring of our service – to make sure they’re the very best.

Are you interested in getting involved; do you want to give something back; do you want to have a voice in how services are designed and delivered; do you want to be involved in the recruitment and selection of staff?

The Trust offers reimbursement of travel for involvement and payment for time for some involvement.

Involvement can offer therapeutic benefits. You will be supported throughout to make sure you feel comfortable and confident to be involved. We offer training and peer support sessions on a monthly basis.

To get involved, complete the Foundation Trust form on the ‘How would you like to be involved in the Foundation Trust?’ tick the ‘I would like to become a volunteer at the Trust’ for volunteering and ‘I would like to get involved in other activities…’ for involvement, you will then receive further information.

If you work with service users/patients or carers who you think may be interested, please ask them to contact the patient experience and involvement team on 01274 228298 or e-mail involve@bdct.nhs.uk or please get in touch on their behalf and with the appropriate consent, share their details.