Members Council

What is the purpose of Locala’s Members Council?

As a Community Interest Company, Locala is accountable to its members and the local community and is committed to enabling colleagues and the community to have a say in how we shape the health and social care services we provide.

We have demonstrated this commitment by creating a Members Council. The Members Council was established to represent the voice of Locala's members, as they work closely with the board to shape future plans. Being a part of the Members Council is about ensuring Locala truly is a community partnership, by ensuring the ideas and views of members are at the heart of what we do, and are listened to and acted upon.

Our Members Council is made up of:

  • 10 elected colleague members
  • 6 elected community members
  • 4 appointed co-opted members

What does the Members Council do?

Locala’s Members’ Council meet every few months and discuss, challenge and provide comment on what we are doing as an organisation. They hold the Board of Directors to account and ensure as an organisation we are challenged and thinking outside the box! 

Locala's Members Council has achieved a huge amount. Here's just a few examples:

  • Interviewed and appointed the Chair and Non-Executive Directors
  • Played a leading role in developing the Volunteer Strategy and securing support for a Volunteer Services Manager role
  • Influenced the organisational values Locala has today
  • Been key in developing Locala’s three year strategy
  • Have the final say as to which local voluntary organisations are funded by the Locala Community Fund
  • Have developed actions to address issues that have arisen in quarterly colleague survey
  • Made recommendations that have shaped the Quality Priorities that we have today
  • Have been involved in the organisation of the Annual Members Meeting
  • Have direct input into the Locala Membership plan

Who can be part of the Members Council?

Any member of Locala can run for election to our Members Council. Elections take place each summer. Details will be shared here in the run up to each election, and we will write ut to all members inviting them to stand for election or to vote.

Contact Us

If you have a compliment, concern or idea that you would like to share with any of our Council Members, please contact our Membership team, who can put you in touch with the appropriate Council Member. You can contact them by email: [email protected], or phone: 030 3330 9781.