The input of local people and community groups is invaluable to us in shaping healthcare services in the Black Country and West Birmingham.

We often have consultations and engagement exercises running, and the details of any that are currently active will be available below - simply click the title to read more. Follow us on social media [Twitter and Facebook] or subscribe to our newsletter to hear about new involvement opportunities when they launch. 


Walsall has seen an increase in reported hate crime and hate incidents over the last 12 months and morally we should all take responsibility to try and reduce hatred in the borough and make life better for all of our residents. This increase may well link directly to the promotion of reporting opportunities and the work of the hate crime ambassadors project.  We can still do more and you can play your part in this, by supporting the hate crime research initiative,  a partnership between Black Country Innovate CIC and De Montford University to try and understand the reality for victims of hate crime who have suffered or witnessed hatred because of either their race, religion or belief, their sexual orientation or their gender identity.   

The information we collect from this study will be used purely for the aims outlined above; improving the services provided to victims of hate crime. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. On completion you may be invited along for a follow-up interview to talk about some of the questions and your answers in more detail.

To start the questionnaire please click here.

If you have any questions about the study, then please feel free to contact Laura Paton by emailing: or    

I hope that you take this opportunity to make Walsall a safer place for everyone by actively supporting this research and standing against all forms of hatred.

What is happening?

The Black Country and West Birmingham CCG Cancer lead has been allocated resources to produce cancer videos in local community languages to encourage people with unusual lumps, bumps or feelings in their bodies to go and see their GP early. Early diagnosis of cancer is essential so that patients can be treated before the cancer symptoms get worse and achieve the best possible outcome.

Our Ask of You?

If you speak the following languages, and have personal experience of cancer either yourself or through a family member, we would appreciate your ideas about how to encourage people to go to their GP early with symptoms. We will be using this information to produce videos in multiple languages, explaining some of the signs and symptoms of cancer.

We would especially like to hear from people who can speak the following languages:

  • Polish
  • Latvian
  • Somali
  • Bangladeshi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Arabic

We would really appreciate your views and comments by completing this Survey.

Alternatively, if you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Engagement Team and a member of staff will call you back to go through the survey over the telephone. Call 0121 612 1447 or email