LIP began under its former name – Leeds Involvement Project in 1994, and was established to support service user and carer involvement in planning community care services

LIP was set up to promote the representation of service users and carers in the planning, delivery and monitoring of services; to advise statutory and other agencies on the development of policy and good practice on user and carer involvement, in order to improve the conditions of life for the residents of Leeds.

LIP’s priority is around building a strong membership base representing a diverse range of adult users and carers, across all ages, disabilities, gender, race, ethnicity, faith and sexuality so it is in a good position to represent and advise on good practice as “experts by experience”.