Co-production Partnership Bradford

This is where you will find out about the work going on in the Co-production partnership in Bradford and how it is working to give Disabled People a voice in how services are developing.

We will be running events and developing a partnership board to give Disabled People a voice.

Equality Together are pleased to be working on this project in partnership with Bradford Talking Media.

What is co-production?

Co-production is about ensuring that people who use services are given a genuine say in what they are and how they are run. It means going beyond consultation but including people who are affected from the start of the process as genuine partners.

Co-production is about giving people a VOICE and acting as a CHALLENGE to decision makers.

Co-production is about recognising that people have a range of views and experiences. It should ensure that those who are say less or are quieter are listened to as much as those who are confident.

Co-production is about there being a genuine and open conversation between partners. It is about making sure that people have realistic expectations about what can be achieved.

This project has been funded by Bradford Council’s Health and Wellbeing department to make sure that Disabled People have a say in what is needed in the Bradford District.

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What's happening?

We are pleased to announce the launch event for the Co-production partnership on Monday 4th July 2022.

There are three main aims for the event.

  • How do we make sure the voices of people with disabilities are heard and acted upon in the Bradford District?
  • Celebrate the achievements of the former Strategic Disability Partnership.
  • What are the important things for Disabled People locally?

We are hoping to have between 60 and 100 people attend, the majority of which will be Disabled People. We want to have people with a wide range of experiences and perceptions attending.

We hope that the event will be engaging and inclusive.

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Audio Assistance

Here are 4 audio files with information about the Co-production event being held at the Mercure Bankfield Hotel on Monday 4th July.

July 4th information

What is happening on the day

Getting there by car

Getting there by bus

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Where is the event?

The event will be held at the Mercure Bankfield Hotel, near Bingley. The venue has reasonably good access, but we acknowledge that there is not a perfect venue for this size event within the district.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. We can pay reasonable travel expenses. Unfortunately we are unable to pay an attendance fee.

To register your interest in attending this event click on the Register Now button below.

Please compete this by 12th June.

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Event questions

We have put together a list of commonly asked questions and answers. Click on one of the questions below to read the answer. If you still have any questions please get in touch.

We need to know how many people who are coming to ensure we have the right amount of food. It also means we can arrange anything people need in order to be able to access the event.

The last date to book is 12th June. We will let you know if you have a place by 17th /23rd June.

Click here to register.

The event is free to attend.

No, unfortunately, we cannot pay an attendance fee.

Yes, we can pay reasonable travel expenses. This will usually be the cost of a West Yorkshire day rider ticket. We will need to see your ticket in order to pay your expenses. However, if you need to travel by taxi we can pay for this. Please let us know this on the registration form.

There will be a buffet lunch. We do not have the details of this yet.

If you let us know what your dietary needs are we talk to the venue to ensure that these are met. The venue has previously catered for people who require Halal, vegan, nut free, gluten free crones and coeliac diets.

We ask people who attend the event to test before attending. If you are what the government class as a ‘vulnerable person’, you should be able to access free covid tests. Alternatively, many organisations can provide free covid tests. 

If you test positive for covid or have any symptoms please do not attend.

We will provide Perspex visors which we encourage people to use. We are encouraging the use of visors as it allows people who rely on lip reading to participate.

We will have windows in the rooms we are using open to allow for air to circulate.

We will be having spacing between participants on each table. Usually the tables will hold 12 participants will have 8 or 9.

If you tell us what your support needs are to access the event we will do our best to meet these. We may need to contact you before the event to find out more. We will only arrange specific support if people require it, as it often costs and although we are happy to spend money on support for people to attend, we don’t want to spend money on support which isn’t required.

People who require a support worker to enable them to attend can bring one but we are not able to provide one to one support at the event.