Herefordshire Carers Support has links with Healthwatch Herefordshire!
Healthwatch is your consumer champion for health and social care. They are local people working for you, to represent the views of children and adults. They are inclusive and want people from every part of the community to participate.
As part of a national scheme, every local council in England has their own Healthwatch. The national body, Healthwatch England, gives advice and guidance to local Healthwatch. It is a statutory committee within the Care Quality Commission, accountable to the Secretary of State for Health.
What they do;
- Listen to your views
- Improve services today and shape them for tomorrow
- Make your needs known to those who plan services
- Provide information about how to access services
- Champion fairness, equal access and treatment
- Speak up on your behalf
What it means for you; Health and care services work best when they are shaped by people like you, and others like you. Together with Healthwatch, you can influence the design of health and social care services and how they function. It’s not only for people who use the services now but anyone who might need them in the future. It belongs to you: children, young people, adults. It reflects you and your local community.
Visit them here: http://www.healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk/content/about