Lay Leadership - Shaping HealthWatch in Lincolnshire

Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 09:30 to 13:00
Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service, Units 5 – 8 Birch Court, Boston Road Industrial Estate, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6SB

Local health and social care services are changing rapidly. The ways in which people can participate in shaping these local services are also changing. From 1 April, a new local consumer champion, local HealthWatch, with the powers to hold local health services to account, will be set up in every city and county council across the country.

We want to increase involvement in these new structures. We want to make it easier for people from all backgrounds and interests to hold their local health and social care services to account.

One East Midlands, will be hosting a workshop to inspire and give people the skills and knowledge to build their confidence to get involved in a way that best suits them at on Thursday 14 March from 9.30am to 1pm at the headquarters of LIVES, Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service, Horncastle. The workshop will also provide a chance for you to meet and discuss issues with other people interested in shaping local health and social care services.


Who is this session for?

This event is aimed at anyone wanting to know more about the changes taking place and the role that HealthWatch will play. It will be particularly useful for anyone interested in getting involved in their local HealthWatch and/or influencing health and social care servcies locally.


Aims of the event

  • To inform and update on the changes taking place
  • To find the next generation of leaders/ activists to influence HealthWatch and hold health/ social care organisations to account
  • To be welcoming, to create a buzz... inspire people with the importance of the work and why they are needed








Welcome and introductions


Why get involved?   people's experiences of health and social care


How is Health and Social Care changing

  • Introduction to Healthwatch - the new watchdog for health and social care - what's it all about?
  • The new Health and Social Care system – what’s new? What are the new organisations to keep an eye on?




How you can get involved

  • What are the different roles on offer?
  • If I am to be involved, what support can I expect?
  • I'm interested, how can I find out more and sign up?


Light lunch and networking


How to book

Every voice counts when it comes to the shaping the future of services and improving them for today so book your place by contacting Sandra Casey at One East Midlands by email or by phone 0115 9348471.

Places will be limited and booking is essential.

Sandra Casey
One East Midlands
0115 934 8471