Have your say on how health services are delivered across West Yorkshire

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NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (NHS WY ICB) is asking people and communities to come forward and share their views on how health services should be delivered to them locally, and across West Yorkshire.

More information here

With the passing of the Health and Care Act 2022, there is a requirement for integrated care systems (like the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership) to develop an integrated health and social care strategy and for integrated care boards to develop a joint forward plan to deliver the NHS components.

Building on the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) Five-Year Strategy ‘Better health and wellbeing for everyone’ published in 2020, the Partnership has coproduced a refreshed draft strategy. The Partnership is now seeking people’s views on how its ambitions for the NHS will be achieved in a new joint forward plan for the area. The plan will be published by the 30 June 2023.

People can have their say by completing a short survey online at https://bit.ly/wyviews

or by contacting their local Healthwatch by Monday 20 February 2023 to answer a few questions. More information is available on the WY HCP website at wypartnership.co.uk/your-views

Calderdale Resident Perception Survey Vision 2024 – complete by January 31st

 

After completing the survey questions, you’ll also have the option to enter our prize draw to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes: 4 tickets to a show of your choice at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, or one of six three-month fitness memberships for Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge or Todmorden sports centres. Good luck!

 

2023 will be the 5th year of the survey and following the difficult pandemic years we’re really hoping to boost participation. The survey is mainly online for resource reasons but you may be able to find a copy of it in your local library.

 

 

Winter Wise Booklet Feedback request

Residents of Calderdale you should have received a Winter Wise booklet through the post, packed with useful advice on how to stay well, travel safely, protect your home and find out about the support available to help with the cost of living increases.

You can find a digital version of this booklet here.

We hope that you have found this useful and we would love to hear your feedback on what you found most useful and what we can do to improve it next year. Please take five minutes to complete our online survey here and tell us what you think.

Thank you

Police Precept Consultation – Register by January 6th

The Mayor of West Yorkshire is responsible for setting the annual budget for West Yorkshire Police. This includes agreeing the local ‘police precept’ – the part of the Council Tax that helps to fund local policing. A public consultation is now taking place asking for views on the precept level.You can have your say at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WYCA02/.The survey will run until midnight on 15th January 2023.  Please take part in our consultation and have your say.You can also discuss your views in a series of upcoming focus groups taking place in person across West Yorkshire week commencing 9th January 2023.  We will also be hosting an online focus group.We would like the groups to be as inclusive as possible.To find out more about the groups and how to register to attend, visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/police-precept-consultation/. You must register by 6 January 2023.

3 month follow up – VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey November 14

In August 2022, the VSI Alliance gathered initial feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.  The information was then presented at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares.

Thank you to all who participated in the first survey.  We have now launched a 3 month follow-up survey including questions on the impact of the cost of living crisis and staffing and recruitment in the VCSE Sector.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZHI3J2/

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th November.

3 month follow up – VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey

In August 2022, the VSI Alliance gathered initial feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.  The information was then presented at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares.

Thank you to all who participated in the first survey.  We have now launched a 3 month follow-up survey including questions on the impact of the cost of living crisis and staffing and recruitment in the VCSE Sector.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZHI3J2/

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th November.

New People’s Panel for West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Survey

People across West Yorkshire are being asked to help shape a new people’s panel which will play an important role in advising health and care services across the area.  With already strong mechanisms in place to hear from people in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield District, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), want to build on this by giving people an opportunity to also have a voice at a West Yorkshire level.

Take the survey here : www.tinyurl.com/wypanel22 by November 11
or read to the end to find how you can complete a paper copy

WY HCP, which plans and delivers health and care services for people across the area, has asked West Yorkshire Healthwatch organisations, the independent health and care champions, to develop a new panel. The panel will be made up of people and communities from across the area. It aims to empower people to have their say about services and to put the voice of people at the heart of decision-making at a West Yorkshire level.

Working with existing and new networks across local areas, people will have the opportunity to get involved in influencing decisions made by the new NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Board.

Sharanjit Boughan, West Yorkshire Healthwatch said: “Ensuring diverse voices are heard from across the area is essential to help health and care services meet the needs of all our communities. We especially want to hear the voices of those who experience the greatest health inequalities and who we might not usually hear from. Please come forward and get involved”.

Cathy Elliott, Chair of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board said: “As the independent champion for anyone using health and care services, Healthwatch is a key partner within WY HCP and ideally placed to do this essential work on our behalf. We really want to reach as many people as possible, so that we can make sure people’s feedback and experiences of local services are heard at the highest level. This is ultimately all about making the right decisions and ones that make a positive difference to everyone’s lives”.

Anyone interested in helping to shape the panel is invited to take part in a survey and share their thoughts and ideas, including what the panel will be called and how people could be supported to get involved. The survey can be accessed at www.tinyurl.com/wypanel22 – alternatively, for a paper copy or to request alternative formats, or to be taken through the questions on the phone, contact your local Healthwatch. The survey closes for comments on the Friday 11 November 2022.