What are Community Partnerships?

Community partnerships bring together people from various organisations. This can be local groups, voluntary organisations, charities, GP practices and local council teams that work together to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their area. Each partnership focuses on a community of between 30,000 and 60,000 people.

Community partnerships are a way of helping to keep people Happy, Healthy, at Home by providing joined up health, care and wellbeing services in their local community through local decision-making and partnership working. 

As community partnerships develop across Bradford district and Craven, it’s vital that local people are involved and represented. Healthwatch and community partnerships are working together to ensure that communities and individuals can be involved and heard.

What people told us in The Big Conversation:

In 2017 Healthwatch led a project called The Big Conversation, to find out from local people what mattered most for the future of health and care

  • they wanted to be part of the conversation about health and wellbeing 
  • they wanted a focus on wellbeing and prevention of ill health
  • they wanted care closer to home – services in the right place that they can use when they need them
  • they wanted to be involved in service design that considers the experiences of patients, family and carers 
  • they wanted improved access to primary care (GP services) 
  • they wanted to live as well and as independently as possible for as long as possible 
  • they wanted protection of community-based services, in particular voluntary and community sector services

What people told us became the foundation of the plan for health and wellbeing in Bradford district and Craven – the Happy, Healthy, at Home strategy

What keeps you Happy, Healthy, at Home?

Healthwatch and the community partnerships now want to continue that conversation with you and want to understand from you what keeps you Happy, Healthy, at Home. To help us with this we need to listen to you and understand:

  • What does being Happy, Healthy, at Home mean to you?
  • What do you love about your neighbourhood?
  • What is it about your neighbourhood that makes it a healthy place? What would you like to see changed?
  • What do you do to stay healthy and look after yourself and how does your community support you?
  • Are you involved in activities in your neighbourhood? What are they/do you know what is available for you?

We will be feeding back your views to health and social care partners so that we can all work together to build a healthier future for the people of Bradford District and Craven.

How to get involved:

From October 2019 through to the New Year in 2020, Healthwatch and our community partners will be out and about across the district providing opportunities for you to get involved and for you to tell us what you think. We really want to hear from you. Come and say hello when we are in your community:


Join the Twitter conversation: #HwHappyHealthyAtHome and tag us @HealthwatchBfd

For more information get in touch


You can support our work by printing this flyer and passing it on to people in your local community within Bradford district.

Happy, Healthy, at Home flyer

Communities we have visited in Autumn 2019:

Monday 14 October: Wyke, including Sunnybank Medical Practice, Wyke Healthcare Champion Sessions

Tuesday 15 October: Queensbury, including Queensbury Community Project

Thursday 17 October: Denholme, including Denholme Mechanics Institute

Friday 18 October: Clayton, including Clayton Village Hall

Monday 21 October: Shipley, including Shipley Market and Peaselands

Tuesday 22 October: Windhill, including Windhill Medical Centre and Windhill Community Centre

Wednesday 23 October: Kirkgate Centre, Shipley 

Thursday 24 October: Bracken Hall, Baildon 

Monday 28 October: Thornbury Centre 

Tuesday 29 October: Laisterdyke Centre 

Wednesday 30 October: Barker End and Karmand Centre

Monday 18 November: Morrell Court in Holme Wood, Wilsden Village Hall and Highfield Medical Centre in Tong

Tuesday 19 November: Highfield Medical Centre,Tong and Cardigan House, Bingley

Wednesday 20 November: Bingley Library and Baildon Methodist Church

Thursday 21 November: Cullingworth and Keighley areas and Haworth Medical Practice

Friday 22 November: Holycroft and Silsden Medical Practices, Keighley

Monday 25 November:  Café West, Allerton, Bradford

Tuesday 26 November: engagement work in Girlington and Heaton, Bradford

Wednesday 27 November: JAMES Project, Frizinghall, Girlington Advice Centre, Lower Grange Community Centre, Allerton and Fairweather Green, Bradford

Thursday 28 November: Café West, Allerton, Bradford, People First Keighley and Wrose, Shipley

Friday 29 November: Thornton Community Library and Shipley

Saturday 30 November 2019: Clayton Village Hall, Clayton

Tuesday 3 December: Rockwell Community Centre and Thackley, Bradford

Wednesday 4 December: Idle Medical Practice and Idle Library, Bradford

Thursday 5 December: Eccleshill Leisure Centre, Gateway Centre and Springfield Youth Centre, Bradford

Friday 6 December: Apperley Bridge and Greengates, Bradford