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Championing health and social care in West Berkshire Key Messages for Voluntary Sector Organisations


Healthwatch aims are aligned with the voluntary sector’s. Together we’ll shape a better future for our health and care services.

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Your views on local services

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Local Healthwatch Positioning Helping West Berkshire get the best out of local health and social care. Local voices improving local health and care Healthwatch will give children, young people and adults a powerful voice locally and nationally. Local Healthwatch will work to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in the future. The ambition of local Healthwatch is…

The best health and care services, shaped by local needs and experiences

The principles that drive us are…

Championing equality Representation, evidence, and accountability Local Healthwatch shares with Healthwatch England its ambition to achieve the best health and care services that are shaped by local needs and experiences

The way we go about all our work is… Open, flexible, approachable Practical and dynamic ‘From the ground-up’

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Local Healthwatch will work towards this ambition in their area, championing fairness and equal access and treatment, making sure they are at all times representative of the whole community and local needs, rooted in the evidence of local experiences and accountable, ultimately, to local people

Every voice counts. Local influence for local impact Every voice counts when it comes to shaping the future of health and social care, and when it comes to improving it for today. Everything that local Healthwatch does will bring the voice and influence of local people to the development and delivery of local services. Children, young people and adults need to feel that their local Healthwatch belongs to and reflects them and their local community. It needs to feel approachable, practical and dynamic and to act on behalf of local people


Healthwatch aims are aligned with the voluntary sector’s Together we’ll shape a better future for our health and care services What is going on in the world that makes what we do important?

Why do we feel that this is important?

These are challenging and uncertain times for children, young people and adults using health and social care services

A coordinated and unified voice is a stronger voice for children, young people and adults who use and need to use services

There are huge changes taking place in our health and social care services, especially in commissioning

Children, young people and adults must have the opportunity to make choices. They need to be heard

We know how unsettling it is and we understand the real concerns about the effect of the upheaval and funding cuts on the children, young people and adults you work with

Healthwatch can help you help your members and clients speak out and influence services for their health and wellbeing

As the changes take effect, Healthwatch will help children, young people and adults to find their way around the new landscape Healthwatch gives your members/clients a voice that will influence commissioning

Healthwatch can bring together the voices of many groups and organisations and by speaking together be more powerful Healthwatch can gather your members’ and clients’ experiences and use them to build a better system, based on what really works

Working together will produce better solutions

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These are great challenges – we’ll work in partnership to make sure services are better for everyone

How are we solving these problems?

How do we want people to respond?

We can work together to help children, young people and adults understand the changes. We can work together to support people as their services are transformed

These are great challenges – we’ll work in partnership to make sure services are better for everyone

We can work together to make sure children, young people and adults take every opportunity to be involved in developing and shaping improvements to services

We can work together to help children, young people and adults understand the changes. We can work together to support people as their services are transformed

We can work together to make sure children, young people and adults take every opportunity to be involved in developing and Our seat on the Health and Wellbeing Board shaping improvements to services gives us real influence Our seat on the Health and Wellbeing Board We’re all about building relationships with gives us real influence communities, voluntary organisations and service providers We’re all about building relationships with communities, voluntary organisations and We know the massive role the voluntary sec- service providers tor plays in health and social care. We’re not here to reinvent the wheel – we’re here to work We know the massive role the voluntary alongside you and support your work and make sector plays in health and social care. We’re not a difference here to reinvent the wheel – we’re here to work alongside you and support your work and make a difference

Your expertise is invaluable – we’ll work to make sure it has even more influence 6


Every Voice Counts

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Family Resource Centre UK have been commissioned by West Berkshire Council to deliver Healthwatch West Berkshire . This independent service aims to give a voice to people of West Berkshire, to have real impact on health services and care.

Email us at: contact@healthwatchwestberkshire.co.uk Call us on: 01635 886 210 Postal Address: Healthwatch West Berkshire, Broadway House, 4-8 The Broadway, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1BA

Family Resource Centre UK. A Charity Registered in England and Wales No. 1078331. A Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3841084.

Key Messages for Voluntary Organisations  

Key Messages for Voluntary Organisations regarding Healthwatch West Berkshire

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