How does it feel for me?
Would you like more information on this project?
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Meet the people involved and watch their videos
Each month we are recording their experiences by video or written testimony and sharing them with senior decision makers for them to reflect and act on. We are extremely grateful to these people for volunteering to have their experiences documented to help us influence change. Scroll down to see a full list of partners involved in this work.
To find out more about each person who has taken part or watch their videos click on the person's image below.
Do you have physical and/or mental health conditions and want to get your experiences of health and care services heard by people at the top?
We’re looking for people (and/or their carers) from culturally diverse communities who have health conditions that mean they regularly access multiple health and care services. We need people who would be willing to talk to us once a month over a 6 month period to record their story. We can record your experiences in a way that works for you (eg recorded phone or video call, socially distanced filming or working with you keep an audio/video diary). Once you’re happy with the recorded updates, they would be shared with health and care leaders to help them understand how they can make improvements in how people experience, access and move between services.
We’re particularly interested to hear from you if you:
- Have mental health problems or care for someone that does
- Have a sensory impairment
- Have had your treatment paused or affected in another way during the pandemic
- Care for someone with multiple health conditions that mean they have a lot of health appointments and/or care needs
- Care for a child or young person with multiple health conditions
If you’d like more information about this opportunity, please contact Harriet Wright 0113 8980035 Email: email@example.com
What is the 'How does it feel for me?' project
Following a Care Quality Commission visit to Leeds in Autumn 2018 which looked at older people’s experiences of moving in and out of health and care settings, as a city we wanted to really understand what people’s experiences were, and be assured they were good.
Working with other organisations as part of the ‘How does it feel for me?’ project, we are closely following the experiences of people in Leeds who have more than one health condition, which mean they need to access multiple health and care services
These are the health, care and third sector partners involved in the project
This is an ongoing project by Healthwatch Leeds and Leeds CCG with support from the following:
Age UK Leeds, Forum Central, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Advonet, Carers Leeds, Leeds City Council, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, St Gemmas Hospice. Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust