*To offer peer support and information about the benefits of Direct Payments or the process associated with it

*To provide a platform for people to share their own experiences or represent the views of the wider community

*To ensure that the service reflects the needs of the people who use them

*Enable people to share good practice and raise areas of concern

*Give ideas and suggestions on how services could be improved

Meetings are held quarterly

Please contact for further details or to join the group:

Paula Peart

Community and Health Care Forum, 205 Park Road, Wallsend NE28 7NL

Tel: 0191 2954233 Email: