Healthwatch Stockport will produce a report following a review of the effectiveness of Dementia support services by engaging people living with dementia and their carers, professionals working in services which support people living with dementia and the voluntary sector about their experiences.
Do you have any experience with dementia services? We would like to hear your views. If you need to find out more information on support please get in touch.
YouthWatch Stockport is made up of youth volunteers aged 14-25. It sits within Healthwatch Stockport but is led and organised by young people.
It is driven by the ideas, experiences and views of young people wanting to improve rights and wellbeing in health and social care for their peer groups. YouthWatch will connect with other youth groups, schools and organisations to gather views of young people, they can be as creative as they like – run competitions, make videos, set up a YouTube Channel - the possibilities are endless!
The Stockport 100
Can you help us? We want at least 100 local people to share with us their thoughts, views and experiences of health and social care so that we can shine a spotlight on services and present our findings to commissioners and providers of those services.
Mental health mapping
Due to service change, redesign and commissioning decisions it has been difficult to establish the criteria behind access to services.
We are in the middle of a mental health mapping exercise, where Healthwatch Stockport will provide details of as many mental health services in Stockport. Can you help us? We would like to know as much as possible about mental health care and social services.
Contact Maqbul Rose, our Work Programme Manager, if you have any questions or would like more information
Creating a lived experience panel for the frailty programme
Do you have experience of living with or caring for someone with a health or social care condition or other related issue? This could be a long term condition or it could be that you have had a period of ill health which needed the help of health and social care community professionals or perhaps you have had an extended stay in hospital?
You could be younger or older, age doesn’t matter. Your experience is recognised as playing a part in improving services.
The NHS long term plan
With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.
The Government is investing an extra £20bn a year in the NHS. The NHS has produced a Long-Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. Now your local NHS needs to hear from you about what those changes should look like in your community.
British Sign Language Interpreters
We started to see a trend in feedback about BSL interpreters through our Information and signposting service and when further enquiries were made, Walthew House report that they receive regular feedback about the issue.
Training and development for new members and refresh for existing members.
We are currently updating our membership and giving refresher training and training for new members. For more information on becoming a member and what that entails alternately you can visit our events page to find out when our next information session is.
Let us know your experience and views
If you feel like there is an issue we should look at in our work programme for the next year, please leave us feedback - this will allow us to look at common themes that are occurring.