Annual Members’ Meeting

Every year, we hold an Annual Members’ Day where we bring together the Trust’s members, our staff, our governors and members of the Board of Directors. It is a fantastic day where members have the opportunity to find out about some of the great work we have been doing over the last 12 months.

The first part of the day is our formal Annual Members’ Meeting. This consists of a presentation from the Lead Governor. This will showcase what the Council of Governors has been doing over the last year on behalf of the members that they represent. A presentation is also given by the Chief Executive on what has been done over the last year and what we want to achieve in the coming year. Our Chief Financial Officer presents the annual accounts for the past year and reports on how we have used our money to provide and develop our services.

There is a marketplace where staff members from various parts of the organisation showcase their amazing work.

In the second part of the day we have a ‘Big Conversation’ where we take time to talk with members and hear views on how we are doing and look at what we might do better.

Annual Members Meeting 31 July 2018

The event, held at Horizon Leeds, was an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and achievements of 2017/18, showcase the Trust’s services and projects, and, through our ‘Big Conversation’ explore new ideas for how we can care for our service users.

The formal Annual Members’ Meeting featured presentations from our Lead Governor, Steve Howarth; our Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Dawn Hanwell; and our Chief Executive, Sara Munro about the Trust’s achievements and challenges for the financial year 2017/18. It also looked at what we were hoping to achieve in 2018/19.

The Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18, which were presented at the meeting, are available on our Corporate Publications page.

In the second part of the day, we held a ‘Big Conversation’ where guests were asked what ‘person-centred care’ means to them, how we can do things better and what one thing we can do to make this improvement. People were invited to share their own experiences of our care before discussing ideas and suggestions for change.

Tom Bailey from Arts and Minds captured some of the feedback that was received.

Annual Members Meeting 2019

If you’d like to attend next year’s Annual Members’ Meeting, it will take place on Tuesday 30 July 2019, so save the date in your diaries!