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We currently employ two staff to support the Regional Service User Network
(RSUN). Their role is to ensure service users are meaningfully involved in the planning of substance use
services at a local and regional level.
The Regional Service User Network, otherwise known as RSUN, is a NI wide
network connecting people with experience of / interest in substance use issues. The project is funded by the
Public Health Agency and has been running since 2013.
In its broadest sense, rsun provides a support, skill development, and
gatekeeping network for local groups with an interest in substance use services and policy.
The network provides a structure by which these groups can work
collectively, share information, and develop group and personal skills through accessing training. In doing
so, it aims to develop strong, active links between service user groups and the individuals who are part of
these, therefore building capacity.
The network encourages and supports the development of new Service User
Groups (SUGs) - without being directly involved in their creation - and Trust level networks.
The aim of RSUN is to improve service user involvement (SUI) in and
representation on decision making structures at a policy and service delivery level, and as a result, to
ensure that their views and needs meaningfully inform the services developed for them.