Healthwatch Luton

Healthwatch is an independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch Luton (formed in 2013) plays a vital role within the local community by ensuring that the views of the public and people who use services help to drive improvement and are central to the design and delivery of health and social care. Healthwatch Luton Aims to: Engage with local communities across Luton to enable people to access information and share their experiences. Gather and represent people's views in order to influence decisions. Work in collaboration within existing networks including neighbouring Healthwatch organisations and regional networks. Offer a signposting service to enable people to take more control of their own health, treatment and care, and understand and use the increased choices available to them. Promote, support and enable local people to be involved and champion the public voice within health and social care.

Updated:
13 January 2016
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Communication, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Other, Commissioners Sector
Local Alliances:
Luton Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Healthwatch Luton has a role in working with local and regional networks to ensure the voice of people with dementia and their carers are heard by the providers, commissioners and regulators of services.  

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The opportunity to work in partnership with organisations and service providers to champion their voice.

2. Actions

  • To continue in the participation and promotion of the Luton Dementia Action Alliance Core Group

    We are a member of the Luton Dementia Action Alliance Core Group. We have and continue to incorporate dementia awareness training in our volunteer induction training.

    Status:
    Delivery, Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Dementia awareness within the wider community

    We will continue to promote dementia awareness to the wider community in our outreach by signposting them to existing training sessions. We will promote these training sessions on our website and our newsletters to ensure the local community are aware of free training opportunities.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member