About Wirral LINk

What is the Wirral Local Involvement Network (LINk)?

The Wirral LINk is an independent network made up of individuals, community groups and organisations working together, to speak as one voice to influence and shape local health and social care services.

Our aim is to put people and communities at the heart of health and social care services, making sure that people's views are heard at all levels.

Our job is to find out what people like and dislike about local services and work with people who plan and run them to help make them better for everyone in Wirral.

The LINk will not replace other groups and networks in the community, but will bring people and groups together and make it easier for them to have their say.

What will the LINk do?

The LINk will give you the chance to:

  • tell us about your experiences and say what you think about your local health and social care services - what is working well and what is not
  • check how services are planned and run, suggest ideas, and make recommendations to help improve services
  • feedback what you have said to people who are responsible for planning, managing, purchasing and providing these services
What are the powers of the LINk?

LINks have been given a range of powers so that they can say how local services should improve. Wirral LINk will be able to:

  • Make reports and recommendations and get an informed response within 20 working days
  • Ask for information and expect an informed response within a reasonable amount of time, usually 20 working days
  • Enter and View health and social care services, if and when appropriate
  • Talk to the Council's Health & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Committee