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Health Watch Rotherham

Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.

2 April 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

Healthwatch Rotherham gives people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, Healthwatch Rotherham will work to help local people get the best out of the Rotherham health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Rotherham is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

How we work
Every voice counts when it comes to shaping the future of health and social care, and when it comes to improving it for today. Everything that Healthwatch Rotherham does will bring the voice and influence of Rotherham people to the development and delivery of Rotherham services.
People need to feel that Healthwatch Rotherham belongs to and reflects them and their local community. It needs to feel approachable, practical and dynamic and to act on behalf of local people.
-We're helping you to shape and improve the services you use.
-We're engaging with people in your community & if you haven't met us yet, please get in touch!
-We're an open organisation and want to make it easy for you to talk to us
-We're inclusive & we want people from every part of your community to join us
-Ask us what we're doing & we'll always tell you what's happening.
-You can hold us to account
-We're here to help services to improve.
-We'll notice the bad things they do, and the good
-We use your evidence to build a true picture of Rotherham services



2. Actions

  • Dementia Training

    Ensuring all Health Watch Staff have Dementia Awarness training - planned date 7th April

    Use appropriate level of dementia training avaliable though RMBC for all staff and build it into training plans as standard

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friends

    Ensure all staff are Dementia Friends and encourage others to become Dementia Friends

    Being implemented
  • Information Provision

    Display Alzheimers Society information and the Dementia Friendly Communities Logo

    Being implemented
  • Sign Posting

    Signpost  individulas and organzations to Alzheimers Soceiey services and services of any organisations that would help people with dementia and their carers

  • Staff Knowledge

    All staff to have a knowledge of Key Partners and services and support net works (Including AZ Society ) and assist in improving the quality of service provision for PWD and Carers

    Being implemented
  • Healthwatch website

    Have helpful information on Healthwatch website –linked to assistance for people with Dementia an their carers

    Being implemented
  • Promoting of Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance and The concept of Dementia Friendly Communities

    Promote Dementia Action Alliance to other organizations – including Care Homes

    Being implemented
  • Herbert Protocol

    Promote the use of Herbert Protocol to Individuals and Carers affected by Dementia and their Carers abnd to Care Homes