The Voice Project was set up after issues were raised regarding mental health services, by members and service users of Scarborough Survivors, Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Mind and Carers Resurce.
The VOICE Project received funding to employ two service users as co-ordinators with the remit of collecting and collating views and respondses of service users and carers of mental health services, to identify areas of good and bad practice and any areas of concern. This information would then be taken back to that area of the service via a report, in order to improve mental health service provision, in the way service users and carers wish. The emphasis was on recovery focused care.
Phase one of the project commenced in September 2009 and concluded in September 2010, with the report being available to the public from 7th February 2011.
Phase two of the project commenced in March 2011, and it is anticipated the phase two report will be available July 2012.