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We have eight governor seats which represent residents in the various areas of the county and surrounding areas.
Constituency: Public Governor - East Lindsey
Election statement: I feel I will be a valued Ambassador/Governor for the Trust of East Lindsey. I am a carer of a child with severe learning difficulties. Since 2012 I have run a parent support group called Sharing Minds. We have for many years run family swimming sessions backed by charitable funding raised for us. Though the sessions are closed at present due to COVID-19. From 2012-2015 I was a parent governor at my older sons school King Edward V1 in Spilsby and he is now aged 20. My husband and I are self employed and together we run our bed and breakfast business in our adjoining annex. Being self employed gives me flexibility to attend meetings and fully commit to the role. I have knowledge and experience that I feel would be helpful in this role, from all aspects noted previously in my statement.
Constituency: Public Governor - City of Lincoln
Election statement: I am a specialist within Adult Social Care and Mental Health. I have a real interest in supporting our local community and ensuring that people receive the right services and information. I am heavily invested in ensuring that community provision sees improvement in various ways from funding changes right through to ensuring diversity and equality amongst all of the residents and people living within the city of Lincoln. I have been in the care sector for over 17 years and have obtained crucial hands-on practical experience in the field of care within Nursing, Residential, and Domiciliary care services. I hold a wide range of officially recognised qualifications such as a BA (Hons) Degree in Health and Social Care, MA Degree in Health and Social Care Leadership, a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education Training and Skills and various other leadership and management qualifications. I am also currently studying a second masters qualification known as the Senior Leadership Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (MBA) Alongside owning and managing my own lifestyle and care support services, I have been awarded the Community Care Leadership Award by the Lincolnshire Care Awards and I am currently a two times finalist for the Great British Care Awards under Registered Manager Award and Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award, with my company currently holding three times finalist for the Great British Care Awards under Frontline Leader Award, Care Team Award, Home Care Worker Award.
Constituency: Public Governor - Rest of England
Election statement: Many people will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives. Some short-lived, some long term. If we want a society where everyone can play their part, we need to make sure we support and promote opportunity for all, including those living with mental health problems. I believe that mental health is the biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age. As a human rights activist and fierce advocate for excellence, I am more than ready to hold management to account. I am a strong believer in the best patient experiences and outcomes. As a popular human rights defender, I am ready to think outside the box and push boundaries. I understand that mental health stigma and discrimination exacerbate broader social and health inequalities and present major challenges for people with mental health problems to live as equal. Intolerance and prejudice are also damaging to us all, as those with mental health are less likely to seek timely care and treatment for fear of being labelled and ostracised. I will hold the senior management of the Trust to account and ensure the needs of the patients comes first. I will promote good corporate governance, champion sustainable development and identify value drivers that will improve lives through the provision of best quality health and social care for patients and carers.
Constituency: Public Governor - South Kesteven
Election statement: Having recently retired from working at a small hospice means I have time to volunteer as your governor representative. With over 1000 members we are a community that deserve a voice in shaping mental health and learning disability services. I will strive to be accessible and listen to help represent our constituency. I am passionate about our local NHS and believe that services are better when people are engaged in developing them. Our combined learned experiences of mental health and learning disability services are fundamental in helping the Trust deliver a quality service. This last year has been difficult to ensure continued access to local services. Being a fairly confident person I constructively challenge and speak up when required for all. I worry especially for young people who have missed being with their friends, and have had to adapt their learning experiences. The increase in young peoples mental health problems, including eating disorders is of concern but just as much a concern is the depression faced by older people from months of isolation and loneliness. It is particularly important that people’s rights should be respected, especially those who are vulnerable who may need more support and who may need that support locally. I will campaign to help us keep local services.
Constituency: Public Governor - North Kesteven
Election statement: I run a Community Interest Company in Lincolnshire, called MENTalk Lincs - aiming to provide more mental health peer support and activity-led services for the people of Lincolnshire. I am a Peer Counsellor, a Mental Health First Aider, and have counselling qualifications. I am a trustee of a new local maternity services charity, and work in Father's Mental Health nationally, as well as with our local MVP (Maternity Voice Partnership). I have also been a service user in the past, and find that right now we need each other more than ever - to share our experiences, our emotions, and to connect more as a county, in order to do more to save lives. I believe that the LPFT services in Lincolnshire offer great levels of support but are fraught with limitations and delays, and there are many reasons around this. Part of why I do the work I do is to support this, with adding to the range of services available to the end user - all of our services are free of charge. Furthermore, we need to do more with our young people as our next generation, especially after what they (and all of us collectively) have been through over the past two years. I am attacking this with a pilot scheme on Mental Health Awareness delivery in local schools, and hope to address this further by being part of LPFT to move forward and create any new projects to support our young people in the county.
Constituency: Public Governor - Borough of Boston
Election statement: I am the Mum and Carer for my 18 year old son who has learning difficulties, Autism and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, we face daily struggles with him having both a mental and physical disability. I would like to make a difference and help people who are in a similar situation to us as not everyone has the confidence to speak out when they are having difficulties. I have been a School Governor in the past which has been both challenging and rewarding and has given me some insight how Governing Bodies work.
Constituency: Public Governor - West Lindsey
Election statement: Having for the last year served as the elected West Lindsey LPFT governor I believe I have represented the public position whenever asked. My history is one of passionate dedication gained during my 40+ years of service to healthcare, both at home in the NHS and alongside the British Armed Forces, who I worked alongside in a supporting role during the 1990s as part of the international stabilisation forces shortly after the Balkan conflict. After retiring as an active NHS employee, I recently returned on an Interim basis to assist the East Midlands Ambulance Service and have remained in post assisting frontline staff, whenever I can, during these distressing times. As the face of the NHS changes, I am acutely aware of the strategic challenges it is currently facing, and am passionate about helping deliver the strategic patient centric Integrated Care system recently brought into legislation. As a supporter of a less fragmented approach, adjoining local Trusts and Local Authority care facilities, means mental health should begin to enjoy the same footing as, acute, community and social care, which in turn helps eliminate the most common complaint about the NHS, which is, the frustrations patients experience accessing a multilayered system which is not designed to smoothly provide answers to complex needs which cross over all aspects of healthcare. I relish the opportunity on behalf of West Lindsey to continue to influence that whenever I can.
Constituency: Public Governor - South Holland
Election statement: I have long had an interest in participation and empowerment of communities to have a voice in the setup and running of their services. My involvement in local services has included volunteering with CAB, Victim support, Samaritans, chair for social care LINK, sat as a magistrate on local bench and manager of community services centre. This experience has given me a wide local network, access and understanding of the local community. As a governor I will listen and respond to the worries and concerns of all local people and be their voice on the Council of Governors going forward. My communication and interpersonal skills as well as my interest and knowledge in areas of social care, community health and mental health services, policies and procedures would enable me to represent and be the voice, of all my local community, to the best of my ability.
We have seven service user governor seats which represent the views of people who have used or are using our services. As well as four carer governor seats which represent the views of people who care for someone with a mental health problem.
Constituency: Carer Governor
Constituency: Service User Governor
Constituency: Young People Carer Governor
Constituency: General Carer Governor
Election statement: I have over 20 years experience as a qualified nurse and midwife and a good understanding of the NHS. I also have over 15years experience as a service user and am well aware of the improvements needed to bring services up-to-date. There is much room for improvement. During my previous experience as a governor with the Trust I identified areas for improvement, which were met with enthusiasm. I hope to follow-up on these and hopefully implement changes moving forward.
Election statement: As a service user with a mental health history, I found that the people helped me in my recovery with activities. I would like to give back by offering my time to anyone who may be in need of help. Kindness and giving a listening ear is good to brighten anyone’s day.
Constituency: Service User Governor
Constituency: Service User Governor
We have nine staff governor seats which represent the views of our staff this is changing to nine in the 2017 staff elections.
Constituency: Staff Governor - Adult Services
Constituency: Staff Governor - Older adult services
Election statement: I want to be able to support healthcare workers in the Trust to feel empowered, to develop healthcare services across the depth and scope of all areas to work towards improving the healthcare services working in collaboration of our communities. I want to support other staff to develop themselves and the services they provide by using innovative responses to novel situations and feel that this is part of their role. I am passionate about maintaining the balance between leading by example and helping others to progress further. By collaborating with others we can gather the enormous amount of learning and experience that we have in the Trust. I believe that with better informed, better motivated staff there will be a greater level of compassion shown to the people we care for and our wider community and strong links between the Trust and the community we serve. This can be achieved by actively listening and valuing the contributions of different people, to have a voice in how the Trust moves forward with the profession of healthcare and how we can shape the service to meet the everchanging demand without changing the essence of what we do. I want to be in the forefront of the group of staff who create the new ethics of healthcare, encouraging the Trust to show to the outside world and our service providing partners that we are brave enough to have a vision and work hard to make that vision a reality.
Constituency: Staff Governor - Adult Inpatient Services
Constituency: Staff Governor - Adult Community Services
Constituency: Staff Governor - Specialist Services
Constituency: Staff Governor - Corporate services
Constituency: Staff Constituency - Adult Inpatient Services
Constituency: Staff Constituency - Specialist Services
We have seven stakeholder governor seats who are representatives from our key partner organisations in the area that we serve.
Constituency: Stakeholder Governor - LPFT Volunteers
Constituency: Stakeholder Governor - University of Lincoln
Constituency: Stakeholder Governor - Lincolnshire County Council
Constituency: Stakeholder Governor - Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lincolnshire
Constituency: Stakeholder Governor - Healthwatch
Constituency: Stakeholder Governor - SHINE Network
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