Getting involved through participation is your chance to have a say about how your service is run.

We have a Participation Officer who will help you become involved as little or as much as you would like. This could be by:

  • becoming a Young Person Representative
  • attending resident's and/or service user meetings
  • using suggestion boxes
  • interviewing prospective staff
  • helping to organise events
  • organising fundraising
  • attending staff and committee meetings as a service user

What does a Young Person Representative do?

Becoming a Young Person Representative is very flexible. You can choose how much you would like to get be involved in, such as getting involved in a specific project for an area of the organisation.

You don’t need any particular skills to become a representative, so long as you can commit to attending regular meetings. These may involve discussing your opinions about the service, looking at a policy or procedure, working with staff on fundraising projects or even becoming involved in a bid for new services.

What will I get out of it?

As you become involved, you will learn new skills and have the opportunity for training. Your confidence should increase and above all, you will get to have a say in how things are done!