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The importance of embracing autism today
From the 2nd to the 8th April, across the globe, organisations and individuals are celebrating World Autism Acceptance Week. The week itself is an opportunity to mark the…
Healthwatch Westmorland and Furness: March news from your local health and social care champion!
Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter. This month our engagement team are out and about talking with adults diagnosed with autism for our latest project - Adult Autism…
Healthwatch Lancashire's February news
Welcome to your February edition of the Healthwatch Lancashire e-newsletter!This month has seen the closing of the '"Our Voice in Health and Social Care" British Sign Language…
Meet our Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senior Advocates
With the recent launch of our Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senor Advocacy pilot, we would like to introduce the team behind this pioneering service.  Annette, Ellie, and Jan…
Disability Voices: Understanding the lives of disabled people in Cumbria
Back on the 3rd December 2022, Healthwatch Cumbria announced its new project; ‘Disability Voices’. Since then, the team have met local communities all across the county,…
Helping people speak up about their NHS birthing and neonatal care.
Generally, when women and birthing people receive care from the NHS it's high quality and compassionately delivered, however this isn't always the case.  Following the highly…
Al Simpson joins People First
We are delighted to announce that Alan Simpson has joined our talented team as our new Head Chef. Al has gained an outstanding reputation in providing both fresh and wholesome …
Changes to our Benefits Service
We would like to let our past and present customers know that the Benefits Advice and Support Service at People First will be coming to a close at the end of March 2024. We will…
Carl's Story: Navigating Independence with a Learning Disability
Carl's Story Carl(not his real name)has a learning disability and has had series of safeguarding reports because of people trying to abuse him and take advantage of him. He lived…