Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Healthwatch Peterborough are keen to hear from people who have experience of using adult social care services to join their local Partnership Boards as Independent Members.
Examples of this type of care that you may have experience of are care provided in a residential care home, care provided within a person’s own home, and end-of-life care. This can range from support with washing, dressing and getting in and out of bed. Adult social care also covers wider support to help people stay independent, active and engaged in their communities through community transport, day centres and other provision.
The Partnership Boards focus on services covering the following:
- Learning Disabilities
- Older People
- Physical Disabilities
- Sensory Impairment
These Boards provide a platform for people with lived experience to come together, share their views and help improve local services for people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Healthwatch organises regular Partnership Board meetings and provides support and training to the Independent Members to help them in their roles.
The Chairs of the Partnership Boards attend the Adult Social Care Forum organised by Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils, allowing them to feed back to senior managers of adult social care services on issues concerning the design, delivery and evaluation of services.
For more information or to apply, please visit the Healthwatch Cambridgeshire or Peterborough websites or contact our Partnership Development Manager, Graham Lewis at [email protected].