Local Involvement Network (LINk)
What is a LINk?
Local Involvement Networks (LINks) are independent networks of local people and groups. They were introduced on 1 April 2008 to give communities a stronger voice in how local social care and health services are delivered.
Every borough has a LINk, and each LINk is supported by a host organisation. The host sets up and delivers the LINk and continues to support it in the future.
The Role of the LINk
The LINk covers adult social care, local community and primary care services, hospitals, mental health and specialist NHS services. The role of LINks is to find out how you would like social care and health services to improve, investigate issues and use its powers to hold services to account.
In particular the role of the LINk is to make sure that everyone in the community has the chance to:
- say what they think about local social care and health services - what is working and what is not
- influence how services are planned and run.
- see how their feedback helps services to improve.
Barnet LINk Public Meeting
This event is an opportunity to observe the Steering Committee group meeting and discuss the LINk governance and constitution.
For more information and dates of meetings visit the CommUNITY Barnet website, see link on right.