At the heart of our role as a new integrated care board is the commitment to listen consistently to, and collectively act on, the experience and aspirations of local people and communities. (Throughout this document where we talk about people and communities we refer to people of all ages including children and young people).

This includes supporting people and communities to sustain and improve their health and wellbeing, as well as involving people and communities in developing plans and priorities, and continually improving services.

The insights and diverse thinking of people and communities from across South Yorkshire are essential to help us build on all the strengths within those communities and tackle health inequalities and the other challenges faced by our health and care system.

By listening to the public that we serve and co-designing our services, our decisions are much more likely to meet the aspirations of all our communities, especially those with the greatest health and care needs.

Our strategy, ‘Start With People: South Yorkshire’, sets out how we will do that over the coming year (July 22-23). We believe it will help us to build the organisation we want to be. An organisation where we work openly and transparently with our communities, the people who use our services, carers, staff, stakeholders, and our partners, and where their views positively impact on quality, safety and people’s experience of services and translate into improved outcomes.

To view our recent 'Start With People Public and Communities Strategy' click here

To view the involvement report that helped us develop the strategy click here.

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