Our Voice works with Integrated Authorities to ensure that decisions made at this level are informed by the voices of people.

Health and Social Care Integration presents a great opportunity to improve the level of involvement of people in the design and delivery of services.

It is a requirement of the integration legislation to include representatives from the third sector, people with experience as a carer and people with experience of using services on the Integration Joint Boards (IJBs). On top of this, the creation of locality planning groups that feed into the IJBs give an opportunity for community engagement in decision making.

Our Voice is facilitating the sharing of good practice around the practicalities of these public representative roles through a Public Representative Network.