Involvement of service users in the recruitment of staff
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Involvement of service users in the recruitment of staff

Paula Johnson Research and development manager, Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Clitheroe
Katie Carpenter Research assistant, Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Clitheroe
Sammy-Jo Scarbrough-Lang Service development manager for community services, Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Clitheroe

Paula Johnson and colleagues discuss a project in which community-based clients were invited and trained to help interview their own prospective care workers

One of the most important decisions that is made about people with learning disabilities who receive community-based care concerns the recruitment of their support workers. This article discusses a project in which a group of service users took part in the interview panels during the recruitment of support staff for other clients. It describes the training sessions, results of the interviews and subsequent developments, and presents a selection of staff and service users’ views.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 2,22-25. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.03.15.2.22.c8967

Correspondence

paula.johnson@calderstones.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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