Engaging People Project
What is the Engaging People project?
Engaging People is an exciting new project funded by the NHS to support more people and communities to get involved and have a say in the future development of healthcare services across the Bradford and Craven District.
Why have we set it up?
We understand that more people want to be involved in decisions about their healthcare but may not always know how to get involved or may experience barriers to becoming involved.
Therefore our aims are to:
- Include and involve larger numbers of people in the development of future healthcare services, particularly those people who are less heard from or are underrepresented.
- Gather better information from people about what they think of current healthcare services; find out more about their personal experiences and what is important to them.
- Use the feedback to inform longer term plans and future decisions about healthcare services across the Bradford District.
By involving people in decisions about their healthcare, people’s overall health and wellbeing will improve.
Who is involved?
The Engaging People Project is a partnership between:
HALE (Health Action Local Engagement) – a Bradford based healthy living charity working with the most vulnerable people in the community.
CNet (Bradford and District Community Empowerment Network Ltd) – a Bradford based charity working to make sure that views of voluntary and community groups and active citizens are heard on the key decision-making partnerships.
BTM (Bradford Talking Media) – a Bradford based charity that is passionate about making information accessible to as many people as possible.
Healthwatch Bradford – an independent organisation that listens to experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and speaks out on their behalf.
Bradford CCGs (NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups) – There are 3 CCGs working across Bradford Airedale and Craven that plan, buy and monitor local health services with a clear vision of better health for the people of Bradford.
Together the partners will all work together to reach out to, involve and include the people of Bradford so that they can have their say, share their views, ideas and opinions about healthcare services.
Where will Engaging People be?
You can find The Engaging People Team out in the community e.g. visiting existing community groups, attending community events, visiting places where people go and setting up some new groups.
We will also be online through our Facebook page and our Engaging People blog where you can talk to us, share your views and ideas.
How can you get involved?
We want to hear from and listen to as many people living in Bradford who want to talk to us and tell us how they feel about their healthcare services. You can get involved by attending our events, calling the team on 01274 271088 or 01274 305045 and following our blog and Facebook page.
You can also get involved by volunteering with the Engaging People Team and helping us reach out to other people within your community.