Healthwatch Redcar and Cleveland held a Network Event on the 15th July 2014 with the aim to update members on the progress of Healthwatch in it's first year but more importantly to find out how we could open up more effective means of communication moving forward. Attendees were encouraged to take part in a workshop activity to find out what matters to local people in their communities in health and social care provision.
Building on the feedback we have gathered and taking into account priorities in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, Redcar and Cleveland’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and other key strategic documents, the information gathered from the Network Event will be added to the intelligence gathered from several community engagement events and used as a basis to shape or future work plan.
Read the summary report here.
Healthwatch Redcar and Cleveland held its first network discussion week commencing 24th June 2013. During this week, a physical meeting was held at Tuned In and Loftus Co-op Building. A virtual discussion forum was also held through the Healthwatch Redcar and Cleveland website. Healthwatch members were given the opportunity to comment and share their views on:
What they expect from Healthwatch Board Members
How Healthwatch can best engage with the people they know and represent
What health and social care issues they think the Board should consider as a priority over the next year
Click here to read a summary of the event.
Since the first network meeting, Healthwatch staff members have heavily focussed on a wide range of engagement activity including: attending meetings and service user groups, using social media (facebook & twiiter), organising virtual forums, conducting surveys and talking to major voluntary organisations and many smaller community groups. The Healthwatch membership has continually been encouraged to feedback their experiences and those they represent that have used health and social care services. This information has been collated and themed for the Board to set the priorities for Healthwatch Redcar and Cleveland.