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The Engaging Voices project works to strengthen and enhance existing engagement activities and ensure that easily ignored groups within society are heard in engagements on a range of health issues.
About Engaging Voices
Engaging Voices works with various charitable groups and organisations to speak to their service users about the latest local NHS developments in Leeds. This allows us to reach individuals who would not normally participate in engagements to ensure that they can have their voices heard and have an influence on changes to the local healthcare system.
Our Engaging Voices partner network aims to establish a close and supportive relationship with third sector organisations and to draw on their experience and understanding of the diverse barriers and issues certain demographics in Leeds face. This allows the service users who participate in our engagements to have as much understanding as possible of what the engagement is about so that they can give informed responses that will help to make a difference. This is especially important if language, educational or cultural barriers exist that would stop an individual from participating in a mainstream consultation.
We currently have over seventy Engaging Voices partners. We provide each partner with a payment to all third sector groups that we gain responses from during an engagement These payments usually amount to £5.00 each for every completed survey or £10.00 for every person who participates in a focus group.
This asset based engagement approach has demonstrated positive results, ensuring good quality returns, whilst supporting small, local community groups and organisations to reinvest money back into frontline service delivery.
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