Working in consultation with service users and carers is essential to ensure complete 360 degree feedback for students. Service user and carer involvement also ultimately contributes to an improved standard of care for all.
The ALPS Service Users & Carers Working Group produced an interactive resource which they hope will be useful to other people and/or organisations concerned with service user and carer involvement.
View the presentation: Guidelines for the Involvement of Service Users and Carers in ALPS and beyond...
Other members of ALPS have produced reports on various aspects of involving service users and carers -
ALPS Research Capacity Report - What matters to US (Users of Services)?
Discovering and applying user and carer perceptions of the requisite skills and attributes of health and care
students to enable shared care and decision making.
ALPS Research Capacity Report - Service User Involvement in Mental Health Training, Education and Research in West Yorkshire
The study examined the effectiveness of service user and carer involvement from the service user and carer, professional and policy perspective.
There is an ALPS Network focussing on Service Users and Carers, for further details click here