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Engagement Champions

Engagement Champions are individuals working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector who are trained to engage with the local population in Calderdale on the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board’s behalf and talk to them about changes and developments in health services. Engagement Champions give communities a louder voice and help to make sure that health services are developed in response to the needs of local people.

VAC, as part of the VSI Alliance, offers free training for local people to become Engagement Champions and help local communities to have a say when changes to health services are proposed.

The NHS has a duty to involve local communities when health changes are being considered and the training provides the knowledge and skills needed to carry out engagement and consultation work on behalf of the NHS locally.

Interested in becoming an Engagement Champion?

More information about becoming an Engagement Champion is available here – Engagement Champions – CVAC

Alternatively get in touch with the VAC Quality & Engagement Team -

Engagement Champions

NHS Summer Messaging Report 2023

NHS Summer messaging for Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield 2023

Building on the success of Winter and Summer Messaging campaigns run during 2022 - 2023 across Calderdale and Kirklees and in light of continuing pressures on the NHS, Calderdale and Huddersfield Urgent and Emergency Care Board, Calderdale Cares Partnership and Kirklees Health and Care Partnership have sought support from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) to communicate important summer messages to target groups across the Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) hospital footprint.

Download the report here (PDF)