Special Delivery Functions
Health and Well-being Strategy
The workplan has been aligned against the three main strands in Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s Health & Well-being Strategy.
Youth Voice in Healthcare
Healthwatch will continue to support the delivery of the Young People’s Participation Panel at East Lancashire Hospital Trust and we will engage with young people attending youth clubs across the borough in a young person led health research project, focusing on a topic that is important to them – with a particular focus on Young Inspectors and Youth Health Champions
People’s Experience of Hospital Discharge
We will deliver a short project focused on people’s experiences of hospital discharge following negative feedback we received from residents about this in 2021/22.
People’s Experiences of Accessing Support for Substance Misuse
We will gather residents’ experiences of accessing support for substance misuse. This feedback will help shape the delivery of the new contract in the borough, ensuring that is patient centred.
Travellers’ Experiences of Accessing Health and Social Care Services
The Healthwatch BwD team were keen to deliver a project focused on a ‘seldom heard’ group in the borough and have met with the BwD Council representative who has an office on the Ewood site to discuss how this might be delivered to best engage with travellers on the site.
Residential Care Home Engagement
We will deliver an Enter and View programme in residential care homes across the borough to understand people’s views and experiences of the residential care home provision in the borough.
Measuring the Impact of Healthwatch Work
We will revisit our work in previous years to understand how services have changed as a result of our recommendations.
Community Voice and Information and Signposting
We will continue to deliver information and signposting services across the borough, with key locations of Barbara Castle Way Medical Centre and Darwen Health Centre. We will also provide information and signposting services at key events across the borough.
We will continue to support volunteer engagement in our programmes of activity.