Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 - 16:14
Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.
Because our health is affected by our social circumstances, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 18:09
Monday 26 June 2017 is the date of our Community Conversation and AGM. Local people, community and voluntary organisations are invited. Join the conversation on health and social care provision in Camden. We’ll also be launching our annual report so you’ll get an idea of what we’ve been up to.
The venue is:
2 Ossulston Street
Time: 4.15pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 17:45
On Monday 15 May we attended the Camden Dementia Awareness Week Conference and Bazaar at the London Canal Museum. Victoria, our Project Officer, gave out information outlining what we do and how we can help people with dementia and their carers’ get their voices heard in the provision of services.
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 17:38
This years’ Volunteer Week is on 1-7 June. We want to thank all the fantastic volunteers who’ve helped us at community events and our stalls around Camden.
Friday, 12 May, 2017 - 17:44
April signaled the start of a new work year for Healthwatch Camden. This will be our fifth year, so we are no longer the new kids on the block, we are an established part of the landscape in Camden. Yet nothing stays still, and we know we always have to work to stay relevant and to stay effective.
So we will be redoubling our work to reach more of Camden’s residents and to make sure that what we do is based on what is important to people who use Camden’s health and social care services.
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 - 15:11
Healthwatch Camden is looking for a Camden resident to lead our board of trustees.
The new Chair will replace our founding Chair who is stepping down after four successful years.
We want someone with insight and energy to champion the voice of local people in health and social care services in Camden. To find out more, please download a copy of the role description here
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 - 15:03
Over the summer months we attend lots of local events and festivals around the Camden borough, so we need volunteers to help us out at stalls.
You’ll join us at lively community festivals from June to August and help us to collect local people’s views on health and social care services in Camden. If you enjoy speaking to people and want to do your bit for the local community, we’d love to hear from you.
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 - 12:50
Healthwatch Camden is working with four other local Healthwatch in North London (from Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) to make sure that local people get a real say in how services change in the next few years.
NHS organisations and councils across the five boroughs are creating a big plan (called the Sustainability and Transformation Plan) to improve the way services fit together. The aim is to improve support for people at home so that fewer people need to use hospital services.
Wednesday, 29 March, 2017 - 19:35
I’ve been spending time recently in the new St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, which is just down the road from our offices in Ossulston Street. It’s great to see a project that has been talked about and thought about for so long actually get going. Our contribution is to be part of the signposting service there, and we’re really pleased to be working in partnership with Voluntary Action Camden to support the development of the signposting service.
Wednesday, 29 March, 2017 - 19:32
On 9 February our volunteer Robert, did our first annual Patient Led Assessment of Care Environments (PLACE) visit at Great Ormond Street hospital.
We value our volunteers, they’re our lifeblood and they help us with all our activities. Many, like Robert assist us in visiting service providers to make sure that services are up to standard and the environment supports patients’ privacy and dignity.