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Engagement Opportunities

At Carers Count, we know how important and beneficial it is that the views of all carers are heard when decisions are being made about services they access.


We would like to encourage you to get involved in the opportunities we have available to make your voice heard. You are very welcome to join our meetings and forums held throughout the year, where you will be asked for your feedback on issues of relevance to carers. Your views will then inform decision-makers within local services for carers.


Local Carer Forums and Networks:


Other organisations in Kirklees often need input from carers on various projects. You can learn more about current opportunities below.


Carers Count, The Kirkwood and Locala are considering running some virtual interactive sessions where we can share updates about what’s happening at the moment within our organisations and give you the opportunity to ask questions about anything that’s concerning you.


To help us find out if you would like us to run these sessions and what content you’d like us to cover, please take part in this short survey:

BAME Carers


Young Carers



Current Opportunities from Other Organisations

NHS Health Checks in Kirklees – what do you think about how these will be delivered in future?

Healthwatch Kirklees are running a couple of focus groups in partnership with Kirklees Wellness Service. They will be asking people to tell them their views on NHS health checks and what they think to the proposed new ideas for how the checks will be delivered in Kirklees. Please see link below for further information and to book onto the focus groups:

Free NHS health checks for people aged 40-74 - Healthwatch Kirklees


Social Care Future:

At Social Care Future a group of people with lived experience of social care are leading an inquiry into social care and need people to give their views.  They are offering a number of ways to get involved ranging from surveys to zooms sessions.

Further information can be found using the link below:

Whose care is it anyway? The #socialcarefuture inquiry needs you! – Social Care Future


Locala Engagement Team:

Using health care services can be challenging for people who have a sensory communication need. Locala’s Engagement Team are working on a project to improve how a patient’s sensory communication need is documented on their digital patient record. The aim is that if the patient’s record states a person’s communication need clearly, this will prevent someone, or their carer, having to explain multiple times to different Locala colleagues what is needed for good communication. We are particularly interested in hearing from those living with, or caring for people living with:

  • Impaired vision
  • Impaired hearing
  • Dementia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Communication needs following head injury or stroke

Please get in touch with Joanne Vaughan on or 0300 304 5140