Have your say on health and wellbeing services and support in Craven
A local survey has been launched which invites people in Craven to give feedback about timely access to health and wellbeing services.
The survey is being carried out by Craven Communities Together Health and Care Partnership, which is a group made up of local charities, voluntary organisations, Healthwatch, GPs, NHS services and district and county councils who are all working together to help improve health and wellbeing across the district.
We know that the pandemic has placed health and care services under enormous pressure and, for some people, has led to greater difficulties gaining access to services when they need them.
Delays in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poorer health and wellbeing so the Craven Communities Together Partnership want to hear from a wide range of people from across Craven, with lived experience, past or current, about accessing support.
The survey includes questions about social care and the voluntary sector as well as the NHS.
We want local people to tell us what is working well, what you think needs improving and any ideas you have for how we can make it easier for people to access the support and care that they need.
There is evidence of a link between rural living and greater difficulties accessing services and support so they are especially keen to hear from people living in the remote areas of the district.
This is a good opportunity for you to express your views, which are extremely important to us.
The survey, which will run until the end of May, is anonymous and takes about 15 minutes to complete.
It is available online by logging onto https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H9HNVR7
and there are also posters around the district with a QR code link.
If you don’t have access to a computer or would rather fill in a paper copy you can get hold of one at your local library. Once completed, paper copies can be submitted to any library in Craven.
The survey is also available in Urdu or as an easy read version, if you would like to complete it by phone or require the survey in a different format, please contact Ruth Stockdale by email: Ruth.Stockdale@hwny.co.uk or by calling: 07458 301393.