The City of Wolverhampton Council is encouraging people to have their say about Healthwatch Wolverhampton, which champions the views of local people who use health and social care services.
Healthwatch Wolverhampton is responsible for ensuring that local voices are heard and people’s views and experiences are used to improve existing services and to help shape future provision. It also works to ensure that action is taken to resolve concerns and problems in relation to services, and prevent them from arising again.
The current Healthwatch Wolverhampton contract is due for renewal on 1 April 2022, and the council wants to hear from local people, including those working in health and social care, service users and their families and carers to help shape and enhance the service.
People can get involved by completing an online survey available at Healthwatch Wolverhampton until Thursday 24 June.
Councillor Linda Leach, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “Healthwatch Wolverhampton has a really important role to play in ensuring the city's health and social care services are of the highest standards, and so it is equally important that the organisation itself is the best that it possibly can be.
“We want to know if people are aware of Healthwatch Wolverhampton and what the organisation does, whether they have used the service and if so why, and what local issues people want to influence.
"Please take a few moments to have your say about Healthwatch Wolverhampton and help shape the service going forward."
For further information, please email email@example.com.
Healthwatch organisations are statutory, independent champions for people who use health and social care services. Each council is required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to ensure that an independent Healthwatch organisation operates within its area.