A consultation opens today (17 July) into the public’s views on the local Healthwatch service in Warwickshire.
Warwickshire wants to work closely with service users, their families and key partners within health and social care, to learn about your views and experiences of your local Healthwatch service, in order to help shape the future provision. The new service will focus on delivering outcomes that positively impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing and on those of society as a whole.
The consultation seeks wide ranging views to influence and shape the proposed new Healthwatch service and ensure that the we appropriately direct the resources.
The consultation will run from 17 July until 22 September 2017. During this time people will have the opportunity to find out more about the council’s proposals, and share their views.
People can respond to the consultation by completing an online survey at warwickshire.gov.uk/ask
As part of the consultation, a series of public consultation events will take place including a provider engagement event in September.
Warwickshire County Councillor Les Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Health said: “New guidance and a requirement to deliver effective targeted services within budget, have resulted in a rethink of the way we work and the support we provide to people living with a health and/or social care need in Warwickshire.
“In consulting on local Healthwatch in Warwickshire, our priority is to ensure targeted support for those with the greatest need.
“The views of Warwickshire residents are central to the redesign of this service which will ensure appropriate needs based support is available.
“The opinions of service users are essential to help us make the right decisions and I invite anyone with an interest to take part in this consultation.”
Consultation feedback received by 22 September will inform a report which will be presented to Cabinet for their decision in November.