Leeds Voices

Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) aims to ensure the voice of communities in Leeds are heard and influence the design of services. The Leeds Voices project (commissioned by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group Partnership) is a key element of this work and ambition.


About Leeds Voices

The Leeds Voices project supports the engagement of citizens and communities in the development of health services in the city. Our approach is unique and is achieved through three distinct but complementary elements, enabling us to hear voices from a range of communities including the most marginalised:


  • Engaging Voices — works with a network of third sector organisations to engage with marginalised communities

  • Working Voices – works with employers in Leeds to engage with employees in the workplace

  • Leeds Health Ambassadors – a volunteering programme supporting engagement with the wider public and patients in Leeds

Current engagements

We are not currently seeking peoples view around specific health topics, however we value the ongoing feedback of partners in regard to communities experiences of NHS services. 

Previous engagements

Our 2019 annual report can be downloaded below, with details and summaries of the engagements we have carried out over the past year.

During 2018-19 Leeds Voices have supported the CCG with a number of engagement projects, enabling a wide range of people to have a voice. Find out more about the projects and what the CCG has done in response to the feedback received, by clicking on the links below.

Get involved

To find out more about Leeds Voices and how to get involved, please contact the Leeds Voices team via email LeedsVoices@val.org.uk or call 0113 297 7920.

About NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Leeds CCG's vision is for Leeds to be "a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest". The Leeds Voices project is committed to working together with the CCG to achieve this vision. Find out more about how the CCG consult and engage by visiting the website.

Click on the case studies below to read about recent Leeds Voices projects

Leeds Voices case study

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A case study of Leeds Voices work with Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Leeds Voices case study

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A case study of Leeds Voices work with ST George's Crypt