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How To Become an ELFT Foundation Trust Member

Welcome to the Trust members area

The Trust gained Foundation Trust Status in November 2007 and since then many members of the public, many of them patients, service users and carers have signed up to become members.

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We welcome members from anywhere in England, but especially the areas we serve: City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton and Richmond. The minimum age requirement is 12. 

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'My Trust Benefits' is a benefits program providing you with opportunities to save money with hundreds of well-known brands and companies. 

TrustTalk Magazine

Our magazine 'Trusttalk' is produced on a quarterly basis. The publication is a great way for members and the public to learn about the key stories through the Trust.

We have a dedicated team to support our governors and members. The team role includes keeping members and governors informed about developments within ELFT and ensuring the Council is effective and has impact.

Foundation Trusts are a new type of NHS Trust. They were first introduced in April 2004 and are based on the mutual organisation model in that those living in communities served by the Foundation Trust can become members.