Warwickshire County Council Consultation on Health Advocacy Services

A consultation opens today (9 June) into how Warwickshire County Council will support the needs of people living in Warwickshire.

Complete the survey

We know that health advocacy services are an important provision for many people who receive healthcare and treatment, and we are seeking the views and opinions of as many individuals as possible, to help us shape how these services are delivered in the future. There are three health advocacy services that we are particularly seeking views on:

  • NHS Complaints Advocacy
  • General Health Advocacy
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy

This consultation provides an opportunity for Warwickshire residents to shape and influence health advocacy services in Warwickshire. We want to work with residents to ensure that we appropriately direct the resources to the right people, at the right time and in the right place.

People can respond to the consultation by completing an online survey at warwickshire.gov.uk/ask

Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s 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 in Warwickshire.

“In consulting on health advocacy services, our priority is to ensure targeted support for those with the greatest need.

“The views of Warwickshire residents is central to the redesign of services 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 in these services to take part in this consultation.”

Consultation feedback received by Monday 31 July will inform a report which will be presented to Cabinet for their decision in October.