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Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 - 17:28

Focus groups for the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and Start Here...

We’re organising focus groups with BME communities in Camden to help us identify the themes and challenges they face in accessing health and social care services.

Some of the focus groups are in mother tongue so that we don’t exclude anyone - every voice counts.

We know that the health outcomes for Camden’s BME residents is relatively poor compared to other communities. The feedback we get from our focus groups will let us know where further research and action is needed.

Monday, 9 February, 2015 - 16:50

Community Engagement - Volunteer’s Fair

 

Volunteers are our lifeblood. They help us to find out what local people think and want in terms of health and social care in Camden.

So in mid-January we attended the Volunteer’s Fair at the Arlington Centre, to see if we could entice more local people to volunteer for us. A volunteer’s Fair is a community hub where organisations can engage with local people interested in volunteering.

Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 - 12:32

Healthwatch Camden’s Start Here….Guide coming soon!

We’ve developed an innovative new guide to health and social care in Camden. We'd like to tell you abit about it. 

The guide’s called Start here…

We think there’s space for a resource that maps people around the sources of information, and shows them how to get the best from services.

We’re not going to replicate what’s already out there. Start here… is designed to supplement and build on existing guides.

How it works

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014 - 16:00

Launch of Healthwatch Camden's first Annual Report!

A milestone for Healthwatch Camden this month was the publication of our first annual report, showing what we have achieved in our first year – or more accurately, our first nine months, as the work to get us properly set up and all our staff in post took up most of the first three months. Thanks to our temporary team (Mable and Anne) who helped us get going. 

We’ve worked really hard to get our office open and our website ready for our official start date on 1st April. Our founding trustees brought commitment and wisdom to shape our work plan.

Friday, 21 March, 2014 - 14:40

Consumer rights in health and social care?

Healthwatch England has been consulting about its campaign on rights and responsibilities in health and social care.

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014 - 15:54

Healthwatch Camden listens to young people at Haverstock School

Healthwatch Camden was at Haverstock School on Saturday 1 March, for a welfare and support advice day.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 13:08

Supporting people's involvement in services

One of Healthwatch Camden’s key functions is to “promote and support” people’s involvement in services.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 13:00

Our priorities for 2014

The start of 2014 is proving a busy time for us at Healthwatch Camden, as some of the work we did in 2013 reached completion.

Monday, 16 December, 2013 - 13:25

Community Forum launch event

On the 25 November we had our Community Forum Launch event.

Thanks to all who turned up, it was great to see a mixture of locals, patients, carers, community organisation representatives and health and social care professionals! 

Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 - 12:00

Healthwatch Camden, what we’ve been up to

When we started in April, there was so much to do to get us going, including finding staff and getting registered as a charity.

Most important was going out to talk to local people and joining up with partners in the voluntary sector. We’ve been out there talking and listening to people from every part of the community, children, young people and adults. Every voice counts.