Would you like to get involved?
We’re always on the lookout for young volunteers. It might be that you’ve got personal experience of accessing health services or having a social worker, or maybe you’re interested in going into a career in health and social care.
If you’re aged 14-25, live in the Blackburn or Darwen area and are interested in trying to make health and social care services better for children and young people, we want to hear from you.
We exist to make sure that people are at the heart of care.
Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen is your local independent champion for local people of all ages who use health and social care services. We exist to make sure that you are at the heart of care. We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved.
We share your views and experiences with those with the power to make change happen. We also help you find the information you need about services in Blackburn and Darwen.
There is a local Healthwatch in every area of England.
We are the independent champion for people using health and social care services in Blackburn with Darwen. We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved. We share their views with those with the power to make change happen. We also share them with Healthwatch England, the national body, to help improve the quality of services across the country. People can also speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally.
Our sole purpose is to help make care better for people.
In summary, Healthwatch BwD is here to:-
- help people find out about local care
- listen to what people think of services
- help improve the quality of services by letting those running services and local government know what people want from care
- encourage people running services to involve people in changes to care
Why Should You Get Involved?
People speak to Healthwatch about the issues that matter most to them. Healthwatch BwD share these experiences with local services so that they can be improved. We also share them with Healthwatch England, the national body, which identifies common issues affecting people across the country, and informs those with the power to make change happen.
How can you benefit from what Healthwatch BwD does?
- You can speak to us about what you think of local services – good or bad
- We are interested in everybody’s views, from all parts of the community.
- Where possible, we will let you know when changes are planned to services in your area and help you have a say.
- You can speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally.
Why Should You Get Involved?
Speak to Healthwatch BwD about your experiences of any NHS or social care service, and help make them better for you, your friends and family. It’s quick and easy to get in touch – you can phone us on 01254 480002 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just a few moments of your time could make a big difference.
Healthwatch BwD supported the ELCAS Mental Health in Schools Team to develop a young people’s participation group to ensure that their provision meets the needs of young people. Watch their film ‘Hope for Papyrus’ .
Healthwatch will continue to support the delivery of the Young People’s Participation Panel at East Lancashire Hospital Trust, focusing on what is important to you – with a particular focus on Young Inspectors and Youth Health Champions.
“It was nice to have someone listen to what I had to say”
“Being able to look at the Enter & View report made me feel better about leaving Grandma in their care”
Help us connect with young people in Blackburn with Darwen. Shaping services for them for now and for the future.