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Our blog

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 14:33

Our youth social media campaign

We’re working on a social media campaign with young people from William Ellis School and LaSWAP sixth form consortium to find out which health and social care issues are important to them and also how they want to be communicated to especially on social media.

As part of the campaign the young people will direct and produce a video expressing their views.  

It’s important that the organisations who make decisions about local health and social care services, listen to young people’s needs when they are planning services for young people.

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 - 19:08

Our talk at the Adult Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee

Healthwatch Camden attends the regular meetings of the Adult Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee. The role of this committee, which is comprised of elected members of Camden Council, is to scrutinise matters relating to health, public health and adult social care. They also listen to local residents with a view to improving health and social care services, reducing health inequalities and improving the health and care of local residents.

Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 18:36

We were featured on Camden Community Radio!

Recently, our Director Frances Hasler did an interview for Camden community radio (CCRadio). CCRadio produces weekly shows about life and events in Camden. They were interesting in finding out more about what our role is in the community.

Frances talked about our work with local people and organisations, she also spoke on our highlights of the year and how our work has influenced the delivery of health and social care services in Camden.

Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 - 18:39

Frances Hasler – Healthwatch Camden Director message

In December 2016, Camden Council’s Cabinet Members approved the development of a new strategy for working with older and disabled people.

The title of the strategy is “Supporting people, connecting communities: living and aging better in Camden”.

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 - 13:44

Quality in residential care homes reports - results

We’re seeing great results from our work in partnership with Independent Age on indicators of quality in care homes. Read our reports for more information.  

Wednesday, 4 October, 2017 - 14:24

Your Voice Counts - in Winter

This winter, Healthwatch Camden is going out into the community to find out what is important to local people in terms of Camden’s health and social care service provision.

We'll have stalls, for example in local libraries, supermarkets and college campuses. We want people to tell us the health and social care issues that they think should be prioritised especially over the winter months by service providers.  

Tuesday, 3 October, 2017 - 14:57

How accessible are Camden’s community centres?

Healthwatch Camden and Camden Disability Action are working together to find out how accessible Camden’s community centres are for local residents with disabilities. 

Tuesday, 3 October, 2017 - 13:49

We attended the Cloud Nine Community Heritage Festival

Shelly Khan - our Engagement Manager, attended the Cloud Nine Community Heritage Festival on 16 September 2017 organised by the West Euston Partnership,  

Fantasy High Street and Old Diorama Arts Centre

The festival is a free one day family event celebrating 40 years of arts, architecture and community life in Euston and King’s Cross.

Tuesday, 22 August, 2017 - 12:29

Volunteer opportunity at Healthwatch Camden

We’re looking for a Social Media Officer to come and work in our offices. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student who wants office skills and the chance to manage their own project.

The person will devise an engagement plan for our Facebook page, manage the page and increase engagement. It’s a six month volunteering role with the potential to extend.

Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 - 15:52

Apology to Highgate Day Centre patients issued after Healthwatch Camden report

On 3 August the Camden New Journal online published a story on our Highgate Day Centre – Audio Diary report. In particular highlighting that as a result of our work, health officials offered an apology to service users due to failings in the management of the closure of the service.