What is the Your Voice Matters involvement strategy and who is it for?

Your Voice Matters involvement strategy has been developed with patients, people who use Trust services and for those that care for them, across the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven areas.

The involvement of patients, service users, carers, staff, voluntary sector organisations and the wider public has been really important throughout the development of this strategy, which outlines our priorities until 2023.Together, we aim to reach into services to develop the involvement of people who use them. We also aim to increase awareness of our services and opportunities for involvement, through reaching out to connect with communities. It’s really important to make involvement easier for everyone, by including those who might often be overlooked or find it difficult to be heard, as well as supporting opportunities that enhance recovery and wellbeing.

Why do people want to be involved?

Lots of people with expert knowledge work in the NHS. But we need to hear from the people who are our patients or who have been patients, their families and Carers so we can benefit from your experience and ideas. You don’t need and special qualifications. We need to hear from people of all ages, from all our local communities. The main thing is that you have an interest in helping to improve your local NHS and you can take part as much or as little as you want.

How can I get involved?

If you would like to get involved at the Trust, please complete the online registration form.

Alternatively, you can print a registration form and send it to:
Patient Experience and Involvement team, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, New Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3LD.
Please contact the team on 01274 228298 or at involve@bdct.nhs.uk if you would like help filling it in.

What does the strategy say?

To find out what the aims and 10 objectives are, please see the sidebar on the left of this webpage for the different versions of our strategy. You can read the Your Voice Matters Involvement Strategy in full, or see a poster of the Your Voice Matters Involvement Strategy. We have also created a fully accessible short film, including subtitles and British Sign Language too.

Season’s greetings card competition

We are holding our annual season’s greetings card competition and submissions are open for artwork and card designs. If you use our services, carer for someone who does, or are involved with us, for example volunteers or Involvement Partners, then please submit your entries by Friday 30 October 2020.
Artwork can be in any medium; including drawings, paintings, collage or photography. An overall winner will be chosen as the Trust’s official card. Runner-up entries will be included in a pack of cards which will be sold to raise funds for the Trust Charity, Better Lives.

How to submit

Please only submit designs that you agree to being used by the Trust for print or digital media cards (if your work is selected).
Deadline for submissions is Friday 30 October 2020. Your design should be photographed and sent with the artist’s
name and contact details to the Patient Experience and Involvement team via: email involve@bdct.nhs.uk.
If you have any queries, please email involve@bdct.nhs.uk, or call on 01274 228298.