We have had 6 PPI collaborators on the project to date including:
Jane Hopkins (PPI lead)
Since my retirement in 2007 following a forty-year career as a Psychiatric (Forensic) Social Worker, I have continued to be actively involved within Health and Social Care as a lay representative serving on a range of NHS committees, working parties and ‘Task and Finish’ groups, the London Clinical Senate and helping to develop Greenwich CCG’s Frailty pathway. I try to bring an ‘authenticity’ to my role both as an older, visually-impaired user (registered disabled in 1998) but also acting as a ‘voice’ to local grassroots user-groups across South-East London that are seldom heard or often overlooked.As a ‘baby boomer’ and service-user, I confess to a vested interest in ensuring that future services and the workforce delivering them will enable me to remain as independent and self-caring for as long as possible as I grow increasingly frail!
|Rekha Elaswarapu (PPI member) |