Members of the public across the District are invited to join governors and senior leaders from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust at its Annual Members’ Meeting on Tuesday 26 September at City Training Services, Bradford.

At the meeting, people can hear about the Trust’s achievements over the past 12 months, its plans for the future and put questions to the Board, who make decisions at the Trust.

This year the Board is inviting members of the public to help develop outstanding local healthcare services, in particular helping to shape the Trust’s quality focus over the coming year.

The Trust provides award-winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services, to support people across Bradford, Airedale and Craven to stay physically and mentally well.

Michael Smith, Chairman at the Care Trust, said: “Our Annual Members’ Meeting provides an ideal opportunity for people to hear first-hand about our services and to contribute to how we are working with our diverse communities to provide outstanding care. I hope to see as many people as possible at the meeting and to hear from them about our services and to understand what we are doing well and what we can do better.”

Table discussions, led by the Trust senior leaders and governors, will also take place focusing on how the Trust can better meet the needs of young people and improve the way it works with people who experience its services.

Trust’s Governors, who are elected by local people to represent Bradford East, Bradford South, Bradford West, Shipley, Craven, Keighley and the rest of England at the highest level of the Care Trust will also be on hand for people to share their views about the Care Trust’s services.

At the meeting there will also be an opportunity to visit stalls showcasing the Trust’s work and to chat to staff from various departments. These include children’s specialist services food, transport, security and waste.  You will be given an opportunity to take part in food tasting and to develop your understanding of learning disabilities through the use of equipment and interactive models. Other stalls include HR, the community dental service and adult physical health primary care wellbeing and employment.

Senior managers will also be available between 4.45pm – 5.15pm should any members of the public wish to discuss their own personal experiences of using the Trust services.

The meeting will take place at City Training Services, 39/41 Chapel Street, Bradford, BD1 5BY. Governor drop in sessions are 4.30pm-5.20pm and the AMM will start at 5.30pm. People can book a place and submit a question in advance to or by calling 01274 363552.