Brunswick Youth and Community Centre works with Healthwatch Sefton to give children, young people, and adults a powerful voice both locally and nationally.
The project has two aims:
- to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services; and
- to be able to influence the delivery and design of these services.
This includes focus on improving health and social care services in the short term (for people using them now) and helping to shape them for the future (for people who will need them then).
How Healthwatch Sefton Works
There are two Healthwatch Sefton Community Champion Networks. One is based in South/Central Sefton (at Brunswick Youth and Community Centre), and the other is in North Sefton.
Both networks are made up of local Voluntary, Community, and Faith organisations who work within the local community. The networks meet on a regular basis to discuss health and social care issues impacting on local people and identify any health or social care themes that need to be taken to the Healthwatch Steering Group.
This system brings together:
- local residents, who are listened to by
- local providers and commissioners of services.
Both networks are unique to Healthwatch Sefton and have been acknowledged as best practice by Healthwatch England for being an effective model of engagement.
How to Get Involved
Come to Brunswick Youth and Community Centre and complete an Experience Form to have your say. All experience forms are free, anonymous, and confidential.
If you have questions or want help with the form, speak to Lorraine Towers, our Community Champion.
If she is not available, talk to Centre Manager, Keith Lloyd. (Click here to find out more about him.)
(Keith is also the Chair of South Sefton Community Champion Network and a member of the Healthwatch Steering Group.)
By being involved in the project we can ensure that:
- our members voices are heard;
- their Health and Wellbeing is being prioritised; and
- we are able to help build community resilience.
What Else Should I Know?
As well as getting the best out of health and social care in future, Healthwatch Sefton Signposting can help you find the right health or social care service now. Contact them FREE today for independent up-to-date information:
- on 0800 206 1304; or
- find out more at www.healthwatchsefton.co.uk.
Contact us with any other questions.