Local SURF name group ‘the Professionals!

The newly formed SURF (Service User Representative Forum) for Knowsley and St. Helen’s met for the first time at Lion Court to discuss how to move their group forward.  First on the agenda, a group name!

The representatives, Lisa, Tom and Jimmy, who are supported in the area, decided to call the group ‘The Professionals’; their reasons being that they are ‘focussed, experts by experience and professional in everything that they do.’

Over the next six months, the group plan to take a segment of Our Promise and meet with their areas to talk about how AFG is meeting the Promise. The first theme the group is looking at is ‘Health.’

Gill Beesley, Community Service Director for St Helens, Knowsley, Halton and Liverpool said: “It is so important to engage with the people we support; to find out what is working and what isn’t.  For what isn’t working, the group will aim to unpick and change that.  It’s very exciting for us all to be involved”.