Local Healthwatch help people get the best out of their local health and social care services; whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch 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 the future. We have representatives on the boards, committees and project groups for
commissioners, providers and Local Healthwatch:
provides people with information, advice and support about local health and social care services
gathers the views and experiences of local people on the way services are delivered and have the power to enter and view adult health and social care services to get a feel for how they are delivering
influences the way services are designed and delivered based on evidence from those who use services
influences how services are set up and commissioned by having a seat on the local Health and Wellbeing Board
passes information and recommendations to other local Healthwatch, Healthwatch England and the Care Quality Commission
Healthwatch Trafford is commissioned by and accountable to Trafford Council, but operates independently.
Healthwatch Trafford will continuously be shaped by the community in Trafford, giving local people more ownership of it and helping it build credibility with the public
There is a contribution by volunteers and members of the public alongside credible, dynamic voluntary and community sector organisations with track records in community engagement.
Healthwatch Trafford is the local authority’s critical friend, ensuring that the people of Trafford feel their voice is being heard. Healthwatch Trafford has the power to influence commissioners and providers of health and social care in the region.