Welcome to your August e-newsletter! August has been a jam-packed month of engagement, hearing all about your health and social care experiences.
This month we have attended a range of events including Farington Fun Day and the Disability Equality Information event. We also completed our Waiting for Wellness project investigating the experiences and accessibility of mental health services in Lancashire. The final report will be published in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled on our website!
In this month's newsletter, you can read about our new monthly 'You told us' report and our two upcoming Health and Wellbeing events!
Introducing 'You told us'
Each month, we analyse the feedback we receive to get a clear understanding of the most common themes within health and social care in Lancashire. This helps to inform our engagement to ensure we are focusing on what matters the most to Lancashire residents.
Going forward, we will be publishing a monthly 'You told us' report which details what feedback we have heard, the positive and the negative, as well as what actions we have taken in response to these themes.
Our Preston event
Over the last few months, our Senior Engagement Officer Emmy, who works across Central and West Lancashire, has heard a range of comments about what local support is available to Preston residents.
In response, Emmy has organised a Health and Wellbeing event in Preston, where members of the public can speak to a range of support organisations.
From advice about breast screening to information from the Alzheimer's Society, there is something for everyone!
Find out more.
Our Hornby event
After the success of our last Hornby Health and Wellbeing event, we decided to organise another!
Our Senior Engagement Officer Sue, has worked hard to make sure that a range of support organisations are on hand to offer local residents advice and information.
From Red Rose Recovery to Citizen's advice, there is a wide range on offer. If you live in or around Hornby, we would love to see you there!
Find out more.
"Every voice counts when it comes to shaping the future of services and improving them"
Share your experiences of accessing local health and care services by visiting our online Feedback Centre.
Meet the teamJackie - Volunteer
'Hello, my name is Jackie and I have recently started volunteering with Healthwatch. I work closely with Steve in East Lancashire and have recently attended a mental health and wellbeing event as well as an Enter and View visit at a care home.
I am currently providing admin support for the People First Refugee Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project which I am very much enjoying.
Everyone at Healthwatch has been so warm, friendly and welcoming and I am looking forward to continuing my volunteering journey.'