Ongoing

Healthwatch Ealing

6 November 2015 to 31 December 2020

Southall

Who are we?

Healthwatch Ealing is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public In Ealing. Healthwatch will play a role at national, regional and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account. Whether its improving them today of helping to shape them for tomorrow.

We are part of YOUR community and we're answerable to you. We aim to reach out to everyone in our community.

Healthwatch Ealing is a free membership based charity open to everyone who lives or uses health and social care services in Ealing.

What we do?

Our starting point will always be real people - their experience, needs and wants.  We will base our work in solid evidence and intelligent analysis.

We will work with emerging Individuals and Organisations including charities to help build a local, regional and National picture of the trends and issues that matter most to the people.

We make these views and experiences known to decisions makers, local stakeholders, Healthwatch England and the Care Quality Commission.

We promote and support the involvement of people in the monitoring, commissioning and provision of local services.

We provide information to help people access and make informed choices about services.

How we work?

We understand there are already many excellent national and local organisations that represent consumer experiences and views.

We do not seek to re-invent the wheel, and will build on what works. We want to work co-operatively so that the best interests of people who use services are met.

However, we will not just rely on what has gone before – we want to help develop new ways of engaging and informing people, especially those who sometimes struggle to be heard.

Becoming a member

We need everyone to be involved so we can understand the issues that affect everyone in our community and help to make a difference.

We need YOU to join us, registering with us means:

  • You are kept up to date on issues relating to health and social care services in Ealing and the Work of Healthwatch Ealing
  • You are able to give your views and influence the priorities  of Healthwatch Ealing
  • You can take an active role in reviewing the quality of services and individuals experiences.
  • You can help shape local services for the future

Why become a member?

There are a number of benefits to becoming a member of Healthwatch Ealing

  • Help us get attention for neglected issues or ideas
  • Help influence those who make decisions about and fund health and social care services.
  • Help our services provide better care
  • Help our local community to speak with a stronger voice
  • Have access to free training and events
  • Meet your local community
  • Keep up to date with what happening to your local services.

 

How you can help

Marketing & communications Research

As a member of the public, you have a right to be involved in discussions and decisions about your health and social care services.