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We want you to have a say in helping to shape the services we offer across Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale and Craven.

By taking part in consultations and engagement, we get to understand your views and priorities better. This improves our decision-making when considering the full range of options available when a significant decision needs to be made.

On this page you will find the online consultations and engagement available to take part in at the moment:

Happy, healthy at home 

Community partnerships are a way of helping to keep people Happy, Healthy, at Home by providing joined up health, care and wellbeing services in their local community through local decision-making and partnership working. 

As community partnerships develop across Bradford district and Craven, it’s vital that local people are involved and represented. Healthwatch and community partnerships are working together to ensure that communities and individuals can be involved and heard.

Healthwatch and community partnerships want to understand from you what keeps you Happy, Healthy, at Home. They will be feeding back your views to health and social care partners so that we can all work together to build a healthier future for the people of Bradford District and Craven.

To find out more and to get involved, visit the Healthwatch Bradford website

The engagement ends in January 2020. 

Autism Matters 

North Yorkshire County Council want to engage with people in Craven about their plans for people and families with autism.

In 2015 they worked with autistic people, families, carers and social and healthcare professionals to create a five year plan for autism. This was called The Changing Landscape of Autism in North Yorkshire: North Yorkshire autism strategy 2015-2020. 

As they reach the end of the five years, we have been thinking about the things we said we would do, how well we did and where we need to do better. We are also starting to think about the next five years and what our priorities need to be until 2025. 

From Tuesday 8 October to Friday 6 December 2019 they are talking to people about their future plans. They want to hear from people on the autism spectrum, parents, carers, friends and family members, health and social care professionals, voluntary and community sector organisations and anyone else who with an interest in autism and supporting autistic people.

You can find out more about the engagement on the North Yorkshire County Council website and how you can get involved. This includes an online survey as well as forums and drop in events. 

Healthwatch stroke project

Healthwatch Bradford is capturing the experiences of patients and carers to improve stroke services across Bradford District and Craven. The project aims to use these experiences to influence and improve services and patient experience. We are also working towards ensuring that community groups, organisations and individuals are connected to the service improvement Project Group and are consulted, and to establish a network (Stroke Community of Interest) for the exchange of information and ideas.

The project will run until the end of 2019. Further information about the Healthwatch Stroke Project is available here

Consultation on specialised vascular services in West Yorkshire

NHS England Yorkshire and Humber region is asking patients and the public for their views on proposals for the future of specialised vascular services in West Yorkshire.

Vascular services reconstruct, unblock or bypass arteries and are often one-off specialist procedures to reduce the risk of sudden death or amputation and prevent stroke.

You can find out more about the consultation and how to give your views on the NHS England website

The consultation closes on 10 January 2020. 

We are not the only organisation that sets up consultations or engagement on issues that may affect your health and care.

You can visit Bradford Council's consultations page here.

North Yorkshire County Council's consultation page can be found here.

There is also information on national NHS England consultations here.

How we share information

During consultations and engagement, people tell us what matters most to them about the services involved, and we record this information. When reporting back on what people have told us, we do not share or publish any information which identifies individual responses, but may use anonymous quotes from people's answers to highlight themes. We analyse all the responses to surveys, engagement and consultation to identify important themes in what people tell us. 

For details of previous (closed) consultations, please visit our previous consultations page.