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Modernising day and employment services in South Essex: the role of service user researchers

Jenny Secker (South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Anglia Ruskin University)
Mark Tebbs (London Development Centre)

A Life in the Day

ISSN: 1366-6282

Article publication date: 1 August 2008

Abstract

A year‐long review of services was carried out in South Essex by local authority and primary care trust commissioners to help inform future commissioning plans. The review included a focus group to consult service users, carers, project staff and referrers across the area. This was undertaken by SE‐SURG, a group of current and former service users who carry out research and consultation work for mental health service commissioners and providers. The results of the consultation are presented here, particularly in relation to the strengths and limitations of current services, service user aspirations and staff expectations.

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Secker, J. and Tebbs, M. (2008), "Modernising day and employment services in South Essex: the role of service user researchers", A Life in the Day, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 29-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/13666282200800028

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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