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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

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 joanne.vaughan@locala.org.uk or 0300 304 5140


Yorkshire and Humber Operational Delivery Network:

ODN have created a questionnaire which asks autistic and learning-disabled people about their experiences with NHS recruitment; please complete and share this with your networks. This questionnaire aims to understand peoples experiences of NHS recruitment. By collecting this information we hope to better understand the barriers to employment in the NHS and we hope that we can influence NHS England to make recruitment more inclusive for everyone. The questionnaire can be found by using the link below: 



To support with the Employment Task and Finish Group you can join our meeting on the 11th January 2021 at 11am to 12:30pm. Please email swy-tr.yh-lda-odn@nhs.net if you want to join the meeting.  


NHS Have Your Say:


- please read the document below before you complete the survey (before 31st January 2021)



You can also share your views by taking part in a discussion group. These are being held online via Microsoft Teams on:


Wednesday 13th January at 2pm - 3pm

Wednesday 20th January at 1pm – 2pm


If you would like to join a discussion group please email nkccg.nkghengagement@nhs.net