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Local Involvement Networks (LINks) are made up of individuals and community groups, such as faith groups and residents' associations, working together to improve health and social care services.

These pages explain how LINks work and how you can influence services in your area.

Your rights

LINks can help you make your voice heard, bring about change and influence your own health and social care.

Service providers

Health and social care providers encourage people to join LINks. They use the information LINks provide to shape the services they deliver.

Support your LINk

Supporting your LINk can help to improve health and social care services in your area.

Real stories

LINks members share their stories of successfully influencing their local health and social care services.


Answers to frequently asked questions about LINks.

Find your LINk

Different ways of finding your nearest LINk.

Last reviewed: 27/11/2009

Next review due: 27/11/2011

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