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Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire

Description

Healthwatch works to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. We do this by:

  • Gathering feedback from the community on health and social care and passing this back to those who fund and provide the services. This helps to improve services and to share good practice.
  • Providing an information service about local health and social care services and support groups and how to access them.
  • Provide training to groups and individuals to help them find, understand and use information to improve their health and make best use of services.
  • Ensuring that everyone in our community is able to be involved, and to have their voices heard. We have launched a Community Partnership so that local community groups in every town and village can provide feedback about their experience.
Parking and accessibility
Outreach services available across the East Riding.
Registered service and regulatory body

Healthwatch is fully independent and registered to provide training as an Online Centre with The Good Things Foundation. The Information and Signposting Officer is a chartered member of The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). The Information Service is registered with the Patient Information Forum.

Staff training and experience

Staff have undertaken safeguarding training for children and training in basic communications skills.

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Description

Healthwatch works to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. We do this by:

  • Gathering feedback from the community on health and social care and passing this back to those who fund and provide the services. This helps to improve services and to share good practice.
  • Providing an information service about local health and social care services and support groups and how to access them.
  • Provide training to groups and individuals to help them find, understand and use information to improve their health and make best use of services.
  • Ensuring that everyone in our community is able to be involved, and to have their voices heard. We have launched a Community Partnership so that local community groups in every town and village can provide feedback about their experience.
Costs

Free

Age
0-25
How to access
  • You can self refer with an online form or email
  • You can self refer by calling
  • Your GP or health worker can refer you