Sensory impairment in West Yorkshire


Can digital tools improve the experience of people accessing health information and support?

Good Things Foundation worked with South West Yorkshire STP and mHabitat to explore ways that digital inclusion can improve health interactions for those with sensory impairments.

Understanding that each individual has unique needs and being open to the technology that they use in their day to day lives has meant that GP appointment satisfaction has risen considerably for those with sensory impairments.

We have published a list of apps that can help and guidance on how to implement learning into other GP practices.

Follow our journey below.

As a wave 2 NHS WDP Pathfinder, Good Things Foundation worked with South West Yorkshire STP, mHabitat, local CCG's, GP's and voluntary sensory impairment groups to understand the current situation and how the digital market can be used to break down barriers to health.


People engaged in the Pathfinder


People supported
in depth


Digital Champions Recruited

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Pathfinder documents


An evaluation of the pathfinder, how it worked, in what context and for whom.

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How to Guide

A guide to show how to set this pathfinder up in your area

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Case studies

Case studies showing the benefit of creating accessible GP practices and digital inclusion

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Alpha Review

A write up of the Alpha phase of the pathfinder where we look at what has been done so far and the assets to be used in Beta.

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Pathfinder report

An evolving document tracking the progress of the Pathfinder

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Design session 1 – Stakeholder engagement

A write up of the first design session held with all local stakeholders and users. Understanding our perceptions of journeys and what we know of the best practice happening in the region

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Design Session 2 – User insight 

A write up of the second design session where we visited Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN) and Bradford Talking Media (BTM). 

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