But people who use services and carers may face questions about their representativeness. And in some cases this could be seen as a way of undermining their contributions. They might be questioned about how typical they are of local people and about their ability to consult widely. The sub text to these challenges are might be, ‘You’re not like the people who use my service, you’re too articulate and you know how the system works. The implication being that user groups should not be represented by good speakers or by people who understand the system.