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A round up of our recent work
Since March 2017 we have:
A new office
Set up a local office in Quedgeley, Gloucester and transferred the staff team.
A new website
We have launched the new and improved Healthwatch Gloucestershire website.
Started to put in place a new volunteer programme and met with people who have volunteered in the past and interested in being part of Healthwatch Gloucestershire moving forward.
Met with some of the local health and care commissioners and providers.
Made contact with the local Voluntary Sector Alliance and had the opportunity to meet the sector at a Health and Wellbeing Forum.
Put in place a local Healthwatch Gloucestershire steering group as part of our governance arrangements.
Filled all available staff roles.
Local Health and Wellbeing Board
Taken up our seat at the local Health and Wellbeing Board and other important groups.
What will we do by Summer 2018?
We aim to have the new arrangements for Healthwatch Gloucestershire properly established, so we have a strong basis for the next 5+ years. By the summer we plan to have:
Carried out a recruitment campaign for volunteers.
Supported our volunteers to deliver local community engagement.
The Steering Group will be setting the priorities for the work plan.
Increasing our communications so that more people know what Healthwatch is and are encouraged to talk to us.
Commencing our first piece of research on local experience of health and care.
Work with commissioners to improve the quality of information on the website ‘Your Circle’ including signposting local people to it.