Page added on February 26, 2013
Local health and social care is changing rapidly. The ways in which people can participate in shaping these local services are also changing.
From 1 April, a new local consumer champion, local Healthwatch, with the powers to hold local health services to account, will be set up in every city and county council across the country. We want to increase involvement in these new structures. We want to make it easier for people from all backgrounds and interests to hold their local health and social care services to account.
One East Midlands will be hosting two workshops in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire to inspire and give people the skills and knowledge to build their confidence to get involved in a way that best suits them. The workshops will also provide a chance for you to meet and discuss issues with other people interested in shaping local health and social care services.
In partnership with Highfields Community Association, the Leicestershire event will take place on Friday 15 March from 9.30am to 1pm at Highfields Centre, 96 Melbourne Road, Leicester LE2 0DS.
The events are aimed at anyone who is interested in getting involved in their local Healthwatch and/or influencing health and social care generally, who has NOT been involved before.
Aims of the events ·
To find the next generation of leaders/ activists to influence Healthwatch and hold health/ social care organisations to account
· To be welcoming, to create a buzz… inspire people with the importance of the work and why they are needed
Every voice counts when it comes to the shaping the future of services and improving them for today so book your place by contacting Sandra Casey at One East Midlands by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 0115 9348471. Places will be limited and booking is essential.