Anyone can be a Healthwatch volunteern. Perhaps you have a couple of hours a month spare, or a couple of hours a week? Perhaps you could raise this issue at work and engage your employer in helping to spread the word amongst employees.
All you have to do is be ready to promote Healthwatch in your local community and encourage people to tell us their experiences – good or bad – of health and care services and their suggestions as to how things could be improved. And get the message across that Your Voice Counts and You Can Make A Difference, because Healthwatch can tell the people who commission and provide services what you’ve told us and then work with them to bring about change.
Healthwatch can be powerful in creating positive change. If people share their experiences with us our evidence base grows about what people’s real experiences of services are. We use this evidence to inform service providers and commissioners about your experiences. We speak on your behalf. We challenge poor practice and help turn it into good practice. So you can be involved in shaping local services according to what your community wants and needs. We have the strength of the law and the national influence of Healthwatch England behind us.
If you’re interested in being a Healthwatch volunteer, please get in touch by clicking on the Volunteer Interest form or email volunteer coordinator Ullakarin Clark – Ullakarinclark@healthwatchwokingham.co.uk or phone 077701 058 645
Ullakarin is happy to meet you for an informal coffee and chat about what you can do to support us!
Authorised Representatives are ordinary people, often without previous experience in health or social care. However, they are all interested in giving people a say in the services they receive. Our Authorised Representatives receive full training to equip them with the skills needed to carry out Enter & View visits
Margaret Campbell White
Nick Campbell White
Our current Authorised Representatives are:
If you would like to volunteer with us or would like some additional information then please fill out the form below and we will get back to you