Special Delivery Functions
Health and Well-being Strategy
The workplan has been aligned against the three main strands in BwDs Health and Well-being Strategy.
Youth Voice in Healthcare
Healthwatch will support the delivery of the Young People’s Participation Panel at East Lancashire Hospital Trust.
In the second half of the year, 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.
People’s Experiences of Long Covid
We will gather residents’ experiences of long Covid and the support they have received from local health providers to manage their condition.
Adult Mental Health
We will engage with residents to understand their experiences of accessing mental health support in the community.
We will deliver 3 engagement forums to allow residents to ‘Have Your Say’ on topics that are important to residents.
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 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.