Healthwatch Community Champion
The Wrinkly Roadshow is taking a active role by joining the Healthwatch Kent as a community champion.
As a Community Champion we have a direct communication route to Healthwatch Kent. This means that we can provide a voice to people who use, provide and commission health & social care services across Kent. Working together Healthwatch Kent and the Wrinkly Roadshow aim to help improve services across Kent's health and social care sector. We want to ensure the public are involved in any planned changes to services. Being a Champion means that the Wrinkly Roadshow is kept up to date with the work of Healthwatch Kent and we are informed and involved to improvement Kent's health & social care services.
Who are Healthwatch Kent?
We are the new, independent consumer champion for health and social care.
As part of the Health & Social Care Act in 2012, every County Council and Unitary
Authority had a statutory responsibility to set up a local Healthwatch. In total there are
152 Healthwatches across the UK all working together to effect positive change.
What do we do?
We give you a voice. We listen to people about your experiences of our health and social
care services and take that voice to the people who commission health and social care
services in Kent. Your voice will play an important role when decisions are taken about
new and existing health and social care services.
Their FREE Information and Signposting service can help you navigate Kent’s complicated
health and social care system to ensure you can find and access the services that are
already available for you to benefit from.
Call them on 0808 801 0102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What does this look like in Kent?
We support individuals and community groups, enabling them to express their views, make
their needs understood and participate in the decision making. We also work in
partnership with local voluntary organisations, Health and Social Care organisations,
providers and commissioning groups to help improve and develop services.
Everything that Healthwatch Kent does brings the voice and influence of local people to
the development and delivery of local services. A coordinated and unified voice is a
stronger voice for children, young people and adults who use Kent’s health and social care
What does Healthwatch do for you?
Healthwatch Kent helps people in Kent to get the best out of local health and social care
services by talking and listening to people in every part of the county and then telling
local services about people’s experiences. We bring important issues to national decision
makers through Healthwatch England.
Healthwatch Kent challenges organisations which need to do better and highlight
examples where others are going the extra mile for the people they serve. It wants to
hear the good and the bad. Every voice counts when it comes to shaping the future of
services and improving them.
How can I get involved?
Everyone can get involved no matter how little time you have. You could simply share
with us your views and experiences of health and social care services within Kent or you
could sign up to be an active volunteer to help us gather information and spread the
We need your help to make Healthwatch a success in Kent so do please get in contact and
we can develop something especially for you by email email@example.com
Come along to Lenham on the 11th March and have a chat with the Healthwatch team on their stand