Help shape Salford’s health and care services from the comfort of your living room
We’re looking for new members to be part of our citizen panel so we can work with people and communities to improve local services. As a member, you will receive regular updates of health and care information in Salford, be invited to take part in surveys, focus groups and events and have the chance to shape NHS and care services.
Your Voice, Your Choice
Salford Integrated Care Partnership’s Citizen Panel has more than 2,500 members representing people who live, work and use services in Salford. The panel provides a way for us to keep you informed of new developments and information for health and social care. It also helps us to gather views from a representative section of our community to understand your needs and experiences when planning and improving healthcare. Anyone can become a member.
If you chose to be a member you will:
- Receive a regular newsletter with news and information about health and social care
- Be invited to take part in focus groups or panel meetings (this is voluntary)
- Be asked to complete surveys from time to time
- Be asked your views on a range of topics you are interested in Citizen Panel meetings take part twice a year in March and October. There are normally between 60 and 80 who attend and members have the chance to get to know each other, take part in debates about key issues and hear more about important developments in Salford
If you have a specific interest, you may want to get involved in one of our other forums;
Salford’s partners work together to engage with adults with learning disabilities. The Listening to People forum meets once a month and is involved in shaping plans and actions for Salford, Greater Manchester and national. You can click here to read a summary of the group’s achievements during 2022.
Salford Integrated Care Partnership works with service users to support the mental health forum.
This is a user-led group providing information and signposting to the community on mental health issues. The forum provides a voice to service users for planning, design and the delivery of services across the city and also assists with monitoring services
If you are interested in getting involved with the forum, come along to Pendleton Gateway, 12 – 2.30pm on the last Wednesday of every month.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We work in partnership with Healthwatch Salford to support Silent Voices. Members of Salford’s Deaf community meet on a monthly basis to coproduce information in BSL. Members are supported to develop digital skills, write scripts and produce video content about health and care services that are a priority to them.
Support to get involved
Salford’s Integrated Care Partnership provide support for citizens who would like to get involved but need help with certain things. For example, we have a specialist who produces documents in easy read formats or we can produce information in different languages or large print etc.
We can also provide individual support plans.
When we hold events we provide support for those who need communication aids, such as BSL interpreters. We can also help with transport to and from events.
For citizens who are involved in procurement processes (choosing providers for services), we provide full training and support.
The Engagement Team can help with any other support needs you might have. For further information, contact email@example.com