People living with stroke, diabetes, cardiovascular disease sought

The Long-term Conditions & Personalisation Team at the NHS’ s West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board are seeking individuals with lived experience of strokediabetes and/or cardiovascular disease to work with them on a voluntary basis as an involvement partner to bring lived experience to their work. The team support people in West Yorkshire living with long-term conditions to live and age well. The work of the team involves people, their families, their carers, the NHS, social care, and voluntary and community organisations working together, to enable services to be integrated around what matters to people and ultimately, they feel in control of how their care is planned and delivered.

The team are seeking support for the following projects:

1.     A blog on living diabetes for National Diabetes Week campaign 12-16th June 2023:
This ask involves someone contributing to a blog to share their lived experience of living with diabetes and using continuous glucose monitoring to self-monitor and manage their condition. The team are preferably seeking an individual with diabetes from the South Asian community in West Yorkshire. If interested, please contact Sarah De Biase via email by 4th June 2023. Sarah will get in touch to discuss what is involved and support will be available to write the blog.

2.     Work with to help develop the Long-term Conditions and Personalisation Team’s involvement framework to optimise how they work with individuals, groups, and communities to co-produce their priorities and ensure their work meets the needs of those living with long-term conditions in West Yorkshire. If interested, please contact Kulvant Sandhu via email by 16th June 2023. Kulvant will get back in touch to discuss further what is involved.

3.     Work with to co-produce a long-term condition public facing campaign aimed at raising awareness of risk factors for stroke, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. This campaign will run from Feb 2024 across West Yorkshire to support people living in local communities to better understand their risk for various long-term conditions and learn what they can do to know their own risk and to take steps to prevent the development of a long-term condition. The role will involve working with members of the team, community partners and rugby league and cricket teams to bring the campaign messages out into communities across West Yorkshire. If interested in this opportunity, please contact Sarah De Biase via email by 16th June 2023. Sarah will get in touch to discuss the campaign and expectations/time commitment further.