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We Need You...

Have you received services from social care or health during the last 5 years? If so we would love for you to be involved with Experts by Experience.

Led by Choice Support Experts by Experience is a project that supports the CQC when they inspect services. An Expert is someone who has used a particular service (like residential care or day services) or a family carer of someone who does. Our Experts come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and they work closely with CQC inspectors to find out what they think of a service. An Expert's role is to support CQC inspections of health, mental health and social care services (relevant to their experience).

Anyone can be an Expert if they have the right experience of services - which means you need to have personal experience of using a service or of caring for someone who uses services.

As an Expert by Experience you are supported through training and are paid for the work you do. The rate of pay is £15 an hour plus travel expenses. This work is on a casual basis and you can choose how many inspections you do.

Above all ‘Experts by Experience’ is a great way to help shape the services that matter most to you.

If you would like to find out more or have any questions please email the ACT team here or call us for a chat on 0115 951 5400.

What do you need to do to become an Expert by Experience?

You will need to complete an application and personal profile form which we will send to you. We will also arrange a DBS check (Disclosure Barring Service), ID badge and training for you.

But most of all if you want to make a difference get in touch....