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Engaging People Project

Engaging People is an exciting new project funded by the NHS to support more people and communities to get involved and have a say in the future development of healthcare services across the Bradford and Craven District.

Our aims:

  • To include and involve larger numbers of people in the development of future healthcare services, particularly those who are underrepresented
  • To gather better information from people about what they think of current healthcare services, listen to their personal experiences and find out what's important to them
  • To use this information in longer-term plans and decisions about the future of healthcare services across the Bradford District

By involving people in decisions about their healthcare we hope to improve the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

We will be using a variety of methods: one to one questionnaires, focus groups, events, training and peer mentoring to support groups and individuals in sharing their voices and helping shape future health provisions.

For further information, please contact our Engaging People Project Team:- Laila Ahmed - Project Lead on, Zainab Naqvi on or call the main CNet number 01274 305045.


During the Summer months, the Engaging People Team will be supporting the local NHS with the following engagement:

  • Carers Survey - Bradford Council an local NHS aiming to understand the experiences of carers across Bradford District and Craven, in order to effectively commission services
  • Over The Counter (OTC) Medicines - Conversations with people in Bradford and Craven District to gather their thoughts on any proposed changes to OTC medicines
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence - A piece of work to help the NHS understand key issues and needs
  • Hills Bridge Consultation - Further info to follow
  • Engagement and conversations in the Bradford 3 area to explore potential options for future use of NHS buildings in this area

See the link at the bottom of the page to view an event calendar.

Women's Health Network (WHN)

The Women's Health Network will soon be holding Menopause Café pilots, an idea which was borne out of discussions from the Forum around the lack of information available on the menopause. Menopause Cafes aim to increase the awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families.

A series of upcoming Menopause Cafes are to be hosted by The Equity Partnership and Sharing Voices. The sessions are unstructured and open sessions with free flowing discussions in a confidential space where people can express their views safely. See below to view a flier.

Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP)

Voluntary Community Sector Meeting Monday 24th September

MVP - main meeting Tuesday 27th November


Throughout late Summer, Autumn and Winter we will be running a series of development and engagement sessions around health , for the VCS and individuals

Transform your Health with Poetry, Prose and Passion - Wednesday 26 September 2018 - Date to be confirmed.

Communicating Confidently

  • Speaking Up and Telling Your Story - 20th September 2018
  • Facilitation Skills -7th November 2018
  • Whose Narrative - Jan 2019 (tbc)

Finding Your Voice - Six week programme delivered with Bradford Community Broadcasting starting 30th October 2018

Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • Women's Health Network Forum Meeting | CNet Offices | Wednesday 19th September, 10am - 12 noon
  • Women's Health Network Forum Meeting | CNet Offices | Wednesday 12th December, 10am - 12 noon

Fliers for events can be found below as well as useful links.

Engaging People Project Support Vacancy

CNet have a vacancy for an experienced engagement worker to support the Engaging People Project. This is a fixed terms contract for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

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