Apply To Become A Member

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Why not apply to become a member?


You can apply to become a member of SpeakOut by downloading our information pack and returning an application form here (the form should appear as a word document in your downloads folder, but if you have any problems give us a call or drop us an email and we will send the pack out to you).


Or you can contact us at



c/o School of Social Work
Harrington 301

University of Central Lancashire


Tel: 01772 893452




The Care Quality Commission will shortly be carrying out inspections of acute hospitals, GP and primary care services, community health services, mental health trusts, care homes and the care people receive in their own homes. It has recently announced changes to the way that it inspects and monitors services so that specialist inspection teams will work alongside the people who use services to give a stronger focus on listening to people.


SpeakOut will be supporting this new programme of inspection and we are seeking community groups with links to hard to reach and marginalised groups of people, including those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act to help us.


We recognise that the capacity of small groups and organisations is often limited and can fluctuate over time depending on the other demands that your organistation is placed under. We have therefore created a very flexible membership option. At it’s most basic level, you will be expected to attend an induction and information event where you can meet other SpeakOut groups and key members of the SpeakOut team. Thereafter you will receive regular news and updates about SpeakOut activities and opportunities which we hope that you will opt in to, but you will always have a choice about this.


We have different levels of membership to suit the experience, capacity and interests of different groups. You can choose to be an ‘information only’ member - which means you will receive regular newsletters and e-bulletin updates about what the network is up to - or you can be an ‘active member’ which means that you may be invited to take part in a wide range of regulatory activities.


Full training and induction is provided by the University of Central Lancashire and members are fully reimbursed for the costs of all of the activities that they undertake.