Monday, 14 January, 2019 - 13:00
We’re settling into our new offices at the Greenwood centre in Kentish Town. It’s a new year and we’re keen to continue working with local service users and residents to get the best out of our local health and social care services.
We’re also looking forward to our next meeting in public on 29 January which will be held at our new workplace. Sir Robert Francis, Chair of Healthwatch England and a Camden resident will be joining us.
Thursday, 10 January, 2019 - 12:31
Free weekly Food waste prevention hands-on nutrition and cooking classes at Somers Town Community Association with Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society.
Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society are new residents at Somerstown Community Association (STCA) thanks to introductions made by Tom Baines, economic development officer at Camden Council and the support of Executive Director Sarah Elie MBE and Operations Manager Jodie Allen.
Thursday, 10 January, 2019 - 12:30
If we don’t protect youth services, we WILL lose a generation: Why I joined Young Camden Foundation (YCF)
Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 18:12
Healthwatch Camden offices will be closed over the Christmas season. We open again on 2nd January in our new office at the Greenwood Centre.
If you need help with finding health or social care services over the holiday period, you can call NHS 111. The 111 line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They can give advice and can let you know which services near you are open and can help you.
Camden Council’s essential services will continue as usual over Christmas and New Year. In an emergency, please call 020 7974 4444 (24 hours a day).
Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 18:06
Au revoir Somers Town, hello again to Kentish Town!
Healthwatch Camden is on the move again. Two years after moving to Somers Town, we’re heading back north to Kentish Town where we started in 2013.
This time we’ll be in a bright new building, the Greenwood Centre. This large multi-purpose centre for disabled people will house a mixture of voluntary sector and public sector services.
We’ll be there along with other partners from the Camden CIL Consortium, working to develop a new model of engagement for disabled people in the borough.
Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 16:13
The Department of Health and Social Care recently announced which services will be getting additional capital funds this year.
Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 17:10
This is my final blog for 2018. I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season.
It has been great to work with local communities and organisations. We have successfully built on existing relationships and forged new ones. I would like to thank you all for your support and the fantastic collaborations we have completed this past year.
I look forward to continuing to work with you in 2019.
Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 16:57
Every year we issue our annual report in Easy Read format. Take a look at this years’ here.
This year was our fifth anniversary and the theme of the annual report was ‘Making an impact’. Every change we’ve helped to bring about in health and social care started with a story from someone who uses services.
Examples of our impact include:
Monday, 5 November, 2018 - 13:21
We need two more volunteers to join our PLACE assessment team.
Our volunteers go to PLACE visits at local hospitals every year to provide a patient perspective. You’ll go into a local hospital as part of a team to assess how the environment supports patients’ privacy and dignity. You’ll also look at things like food, cleanliness and general building maintenance.
Our volunteers are given guidance on which areas to look at and how to rate the hospital, but you’ll also have a chance to input your own ideas.
Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 - 17:35
The Ham & High local newspaper ran a story on the Royal Free hospital. They asked our Director Frances Hasler to comment on the story which was about the Trust’s £66m backlog of crucial repairs.
To see the front page article click here.