Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership will hold its Partnership Board meeting in public at the Windhill Community Centre, Shipley on Friday 1 September 9.30am-12.30pm.
The Partnership Board is the key decision-making body for health and care in Bradford District and Craven. It is an excellent opportunity for local people to learn more about the work that the partnership is doing to improve the quality of life for the residents of Bradford District and Craven.
The meeting will focus on the views and experiences of health and care services from local people in Shipley, the review of services at Shipley Hospital, and social care.
Questions that have been asked by the public ahead of the meeting will be acknowledged and taken away to answer and people are invited to continue to submit questions online at engagebdc.com.
The Partnership Board is representative of joint working arrangements between the NHS, councils, care providers, and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. As a partnership its vision is to act as one to keep people happy, healthy at home.
Over the last year Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership have been extensively travelling the region to listen to the experiences and suggestions of local people to help make positive changes in health and care services.
Shipley was the latest area to be visited with key findings including the positive impact of community groups when it comes to providing an extra layer of mental and physical health support. Routes into community groups include by word of mouth and GP recommendation, including social prescribing.
A member of a community group in Shipley said: “I was at breaking point, but the ladies here have really helped me to fight on and I’m very thankful for that.”
An overview of the next steps for Shipley Hospital will also be discussed at the meeting following a period of involvement with the local community along with updates on social care, which is key to providing joined up care by linking people receiving NHS treatment or care with community services.
Copies of the agenda and meeting papers are available on the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership website.