People’s Board meeting summary 21/02/19
At it’s February meeting, the Board welcomed Jacinta Costella who spoke with care and intelligence about orthotics and wheelchairs. The first relates to the care for people who need help with special footwear and which gives them help to recover from injury and avoid it and to manage conditions during their lives.
We think we know about wheelchairs but actually they give us independence and a good quality of life and this understanding will help others.
The People’s Board contributed towards a discussion about possible changes to how the wheelchair and orthotics service is delivered to the people of Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. If you would like to share your thoughts on this, please complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/wheelchairorthotic
Later in the meeting, Victoria Simmons then spoke of partnerships within the community. This implies working together and sharing understanding of both needs and the resources already available to meet them. Knowing these help us all to work to provide those that are not there!
All GP practices across Bradford District and Craven are part of a community partnership, working together with local community and voluntary services. Do you know yours? Are you interested in who they are working with and their priorities? Have a look here for further information: http://www.bradfordvcsalliance.org.uk/representation/community-partnerships/