New health and social care survey to help tackle inequalities

Residents in Kirklees are invited to complete a survey that will ensure appropriate public health and health and social care services are targeted where they are needed the most.   

The ‘Current Living in Kirklees’ (CLiK) survey has been commissioned and developed in partnership with Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the University of Huddersfield, Kirklees College and others to help understand health and social care, housing, employment and essentially, the quality of life of Kirklees residents. 

The data collected will help to ensure the delivery of the most appropriate public services are commissioned according to the needs of the Kirklees population. 

Councillor Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for local residents to use their voice to help us effectively plan and shape future health and social care strategies and services. Over time we can monitor the changes and make sure we are providing the best services so residents can live well and independently for as long as possible.”

The previous survey, conducted in 2016, highlighted important statistics such as 1 in 5 people worried about money, many people said their house was not suitable for the needs of the household, older people (aged 65 and over) are less likely to have a self-reported mental health condition; and people who are physically active reported higher levels of resilience, emotional wellbeing and life satisfaction. 

The collection of this data helped to identify and tackle inequalities and improve support and services delivered around housing, employability, wellbeing, mental health and tackling loneliness. It is hoped that this 2021 data will help in our understanding in how we recover at a local level from the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLiK Survey 2021 is available online from Monday 1 November: www.kirklees.gov.uk/clik2021

Responses to the survey are anonymous and will not be used to identify individuals.

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