24 April 2018
ELFT is determined to be the best provider of mental health and community health services and the achievement of that ambition is underpinned by a meaningful and productive partnership with our patients. The People Participation Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and the valuable input of service users and carers.

The awards are open to service users and carers in London, Luton and Bedfordshire and nominations need to be in by 30 June 2018

Who can nominate?
Anyone can nominate, including staff, service users and external bodies.

Who can I nominate?
Any service user or carer who is involved in helping us improve our services. Any service, any age range (CAHMS, Adult)

Why should I nominate?
Across the Trust service users and carers  are working with staff and helping the Trust to improve our services. Have a think about who goes the extra mile, who has used their experience to support peers and educate staff.

How to nominate
Take some time to fill in the nomination form, think about the category and the nomination criteria.  Makes sure you cite examples and demonstrate why the nominee should be shortlisted.

Download the nomination form here. Please submit your nomination by email to: paul.binfield@nhs.net

Who will decide on the winners?

A judging panel made of staff, service users and the people participation team.

When is the deadline?

30 June 2018 

The categories are:
Interview Panellist Award
Health and Well-being Champion
Trainer Award
Young Person of the Year
Contribution to Service Improvement Award
Research and Evaluation Award
Chairs Award (Project of the year)
Chief Executive Award (Person of the Year)
Moving On Award
 
Interview Panellist Award
This award is for service users or carers who sit on interview panels and contribute to the recruitment process. Nominees for this award should have added greatly to the interview process using their experience, understanding and insight of mental health.

Health and Well-Being Champion
This award is for service users or carers who have gone above and beyond to encourage those they work with or support to become more active. This can be by directly delivering session or signposting and motivating people to improve their physical health.

Trainer Award
This award is for service users or carers who have supported the Trust to deliver training to ELFT staff and external organisations (DLR, Met Police) using  their experience to help staff to think in new ways. This includes induction and general learning and development courses.     

Young Person of the Year
This award is in recognition of the invaluable work that young people do across the Trust. This may be via People Participation, activism or project work. This maximum age limit for the award is 20 years old.

Contribution to Service Improvement Award
This award is for a service user or carer who has made a valuable contribution to improving a service either in terms of quality and/or experience. Includes QI, WTG and UIG acitivity.

Research and Evaluation Award
This award is for a service user or carer involved in/leading on research, audits, surveys and/or leading on focus groups. This is crucial in helping us understand how people view our services

Chairs Award (Project of the year)
Decided by the Chair from all nominations across all categories.

Chief Executive Award (Person of the Year)
Decided by the Chief Executive from all nominations across all categories.

Moving On Award
This award is for individuals who have returned to or have started work/education after a period of involvement with People Participation. This award recognises their input and the progress that they have made in their recovery.