We are committed to putting the voices of people and communities at the centre of decision-making and governance, at every level of the ICS. We know just how powerful working with our communities can be when it comes to tackling health inequalities and making improvements to services to ensure we best meet the needs of our local population. It is the golden thread that runs through all of our work, local people are at the heart of everything we do.
This means we will start engaging with the people and communities in our area early when developing plans and feedback how this has influenced our work and our decisions.
By understanding your needs, experiences and aspirations for health and care, and by building relationships with previously underrepresented groups – especially those affected by health inequalities – you play a vital role in helping to shape our work.