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At the centre of City West

If you are passionate about improving City West’s services and are able to devote your time to attend regular meetings there are a number of opportunities to get involved at the centre of City West. Training and mentoring is available if you choose to be involved in this way.

  • Become a Board Member - Monitor performance and define City West strategy at the highest level of customer involvement.
  • Customer Scrutiny Inspectorate - Scrutinise services on behalf of all our customers.
  • Join our Customer Congress - Monitor and challenge the performance of services.
  • Customer Inspectors - Be a mystery shopper and carry out inspections on a monthly basis.

One off activities

Be involved without the long term commitment by attending one off events or meetings to share your views.

  • Come to our customer events to share views and meet staff in a relaxed environment, planned by Involved Customers.
  • Take part in a focus group or consultation event where your views will be used to help us make decisions on particular issues.

From home

You don’t have to come to a meeting to be involved. Without leaving your home you can play an important part in influencing services. These involvement activities do not require much of your time

  • Take part in a survey - Surveys give us lots of information about our services and what we should focus on to make improvements
  • Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, is a good way to share your views or provide feedback to us.
  • Give feedback as a suggestion, compliment or complaint - Tell us what you think about our services
  • Join our Readers Panel - Check that information we want to give out to customers is easy to read and understand.

Regular activities

  • Join a Service Excellence Group - Help us to research and discuss best practice for the services we deliver and develop ideas for achieving excellence.
  • Join a special interest group - Discuss topics related to specific needs such as disabilities, sheltered housing and youth services. These groups promote fairness and equality for all.
  • Join the Complaints Review Panel - The panel looks at how we have dealt with a customer complaint.

In your neighbourhood

Influence the neighbourhood within which you live and play a key part in improving your community. There are a range of different ways for you be involved which require different levels of time commitment.

  • Become a Neighbourhood Champion and bring your ideas to life by leading a local community project.
  • Take part in community projects already being delivered by other customers and City West - often with other partners and community groups.
  • Join or start a Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) - TRA’s are independent organisations run by volunteers which operate within a defined area. We can help you to find a TRA near you or start your own.
  • Join a working group of staff and customers to discuss, approve and monitor local services.

If you would like to Get Involved please contact us at hello@citywest.org.uk and our Involvement and Engagement Coordinator will discuss involvement options that suit you.