Give your views as the joint health and social care workshop, Friday 13th September in Dewsbury
Do you access health care and social care in Kirklees?
Many people need both health care and social care and we know that many people, including carers and family, have to contact both health and care services seperately, In Kirklees this often means contacting Locala through Single Point of Contact (SPoC) and Kirklees Council through Gateway to Care.
Kirklees Council are supporting a programme of research to understand and improve people’s experiences of contacting services about their individual care, support and health needs. We would like people who have had experience of contacting both health and care services, to join us at this workshop where we will explore:
- What is it like to talk to both organisations separately about the same person?
- Have you had questions about both your own or a loved one’s health care and social care needs?
- How customer friendly is the current setup?
- Could enquiries about health and social care be dealt with differently?
Please join us at the Walsh Building, Dewsbury on Friday 13th September 2019, from 1pm to 2.30pm, for a friendly, informal session to share your insight and experiences. Light refreshments will be provided and travel expenses can be reimbursed.
We can provide assistance to enable you to attend or particpate, if you need it. Please let us know when you book.
Any information you provide will be seen only by the Gateway to Care and Locala team working on this project. We won’t share your details with anyone else.
Thank your for reading and for your interest in shaping the future of social care in Kirklees.
Help us get a picture of why people help out in their local communities & what might be stopping others from getting involved…
We want to find out a bit more about people who give some of their time to help in their local communities. For example, some people may:
– Organise a knit and natter group
– Help out at a Stay and Play session
– Coach a youth football team
– Run a local choir
– Be a key holder for a community building
We would like to know more about why people get involved with helping their local community and what might put others off doing so. In this survey, we call anyone who gives his or her time free to help out a ‘volunteer’.
It would be helpful if you could take a few minutes to answer some questions. All the information we gather will be treated confidentially –information will be collected by Kirklees Council and only shared with Communities United Project and Third Sector Leaders Kirklees.
Please share the survey with your volunteer teams and anyone else who you know helps out in your community, and fill it in yourself if you give your time for free in any capacity.
Hear About the Work of NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCGs
You are invited to the NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group’s public engagement event to be held on Thursday 4th July 2019 at 10.00am – 12.00pm at Batley Town Hall, Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA
NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are holding the event to give the public an opportunity to hear about the work that the CCGs have been doing, our priorities, challenges and plans for the future. As well as hearing the presentations, you will be able to take part in discussions and share your views.
We look forward to seeing you there. To attend the event, please register here. Please book your place as seating will be limited.
Be Part of the Development of National Safeguarding Resources for the Third Sector
The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded funding to the Safer Social Sector Partnership (SSP) to fund the creation of a comprehensive suite of free safeguarding tools and advice for the voluntary sector. Ann Craft Trust as a member of the SSP has taken on the task of producing the adult safeguarding resources. as part of the project, and would like your help. They’ve created 2 surveys:
- They would like voluntary organisations to answer the question: “What resources do you need to keep the people you support safe?”: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SafeguardingVoluntarySector
- And would like users of voluntary organisations to tell them “What do you need to feel safe and supported?”: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SafeguardingResources-ServiceUser
What would you do to improve health and care services in Kirklees?
The Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better for people. Your local NHS needs to hear from you about what it should do to make care better for your community.
Make your voice count and help make care better. Take part in the survey.
Survey closes Friday 3rd May 2019.