Members of the public from across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are invited to join governors and the Board of Directors online at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s virtual Annual Members’ Meeting, on Thursday 16 September from 1.30pm.

The live event is a valuable opportunity for members of the public to meet their local governors, hear about the Trust’s performance over the last 12 months, put their questions to the Trust Board of Directors and give their views about Trust services.

Attendees will also have the chance to hear from Ben Pearson, formerly from the West Yorkshire Police, who appeared on Channel 5’s popular programme Police Interceptors. After 19 years of frontline policing, he retired from the force diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has since been raising awareness of the emotional and psychological impact that frontline policing can have on staff.

Other key areas that will be covered include the Trust’s current financial position, its achievements since last year’s meeting, and its plans for the year ahead. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to learn more about the learning disability, mental health, community and children’s services that the Trust provides across Bradford and Craven.

Paul Hogg, Director of Corporate Affairs for the Trust

Paul Hogg, Director of Corporate Affairs for the Trust

Paul Hogg, the Trust’s Associate Director of Corporate Affairs, said: “We’re delighted to invite everyone from the local community who has an interest in how we deliver our services, whether they are currently using them or not, to our Annual Members’ Meeting. We welcome everyone to come along, ask questions, and learn more about the work we do.

“The meeting is a great opportunity for governors and senior staff from the Trust to share more about our work and to engage with the local community that we aim to support. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible at the online event.”

People wishing to attend the event on Thursday 16 September can receive the joining instructions, or submit a question to the Trust Board, by emailing ft@bdct.nhs.uk or calling 01274 251313. For those that cannot attend, questions can also be submitted to this address before the meeting. Responses to any questions raised will be published at www.bdct.nhs.uk after the event.

Staff and members of the public can also join the online conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #BDCFTAMM2021.