MENTAL health service users have been encouraged to take part in a survey to 'drive future improvements.'

Lancashire Care Foundation Trust will carry out the 2018 Community Mental Health Survey.

The survey aims to find out what people who use the services think about the care they receive in order to improve their experiences.

The survey is led by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as part of a national mental health programme.

This year the survey will be sent to 850 people aged 18 and over who have recently used the trust’s services.

Dawn Kenyon, quality improvement and experience manager at Lancashire Care, said: “The Community Mental Health Survey is part of a commitment to design and deliver health services with people at the heart of everything we do.

"Our vision identifies the importance of listening to people’s stories so that we can learn and improve quality together.

“We hope that the people who use our services here in Lancashire will take the time to help us with this survey.

"The feedback we receive as part of the survey is extremely valuable in helping us to find out how we are doing, where we are doing well and how we can improve our services going forward.

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