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Healthwatch Stockport Hero - Tony Johnson

Healthwatch Stockport is an organisation that relies on its volunteers. We have hundreds of them and we couldn't do the work we do without them. They are our real life Super Heroes and they perform heroic duties every day. Some are retired, some are working but all find a bit of time to devote to helping Healthwatch Stockport to monitor, scrutinise and ultimately help to improve health and social care services for the people of Stockport.

Name: Tony Johnson

Occupation: Retired

Favourite Superhero: Florence Nightingale

Why you Volunteer for Healthwatch Stockport: To make a difference.  To improve health & social care in Stockport.

What areas of health and social care are you most interested in?

Older People - the provision of custom built accommodation with community, health & social care facilities on site for older people to enable them to remain in their own homes for longer than would otherwise be the case.

Hospital & Social Services liaison - ensure prompt assessments, tests and treatment in hospital and prompt discharge to reduce hospital stays.  I am a governor at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

Carers - good support for carers.

Voluntary Sector - Better recognition and support of the voluntary sector in Stockport.

Care Homes - Better forward planning to ensure the provision of sufficient care home beds.

Mental Health and Dementia -

o          Better support for those with mental health issues.

o          Good support for those with dementia and their carers and improved public awareness.

o          The single reporting by Stockport Together of the activities of its constituent statutory bodies including Mental Health and Dementia.

Day Activity Centres - greater use of Leisure Centres for older people and those with disabilities

To learn a bit more about our heroes, visit #healthwatchstockporthero on Twitter or visit our Superhero Stand at Stepping Hill Hospital's Open Day on Saturday 9th July 10am-2pm and sign up to become a real life Stockport Super Hero! 

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Healthwatch Stockport email us on info@healthwatchstockport.co.uk or call us on 0161 9740753. You can register directly with us by clicking on the following links:

Individual membership http://healthwatchstockport.co.uk/join-individual

Group/Organisation membershiphttp://healthwatchstockport.co.uk/join-group

Join our Mailing List http://healthwatchstockport.co.uk/mailing-list

Contact Us:

Healthwatch Stockport
Land o Cakes, 48 Middle Hillgate, Stockport SK1 3DL.

Tel: 0161 974 0753