Healthwatch Wirral highlighting the Voice of Carers
News - 15 January 2024
Healthwatch Wirral has been working closely with organisations and the community to raise awareness around carers support and highlighting carer’s voices. We are presently working with The Positivitree, WIRED and other partners to help identify Carer representatives to esnure lived experiences are helping to influence positive change.
In December 2023 Healthwatch Wirral hosted a Christmas Fayre for Carers who look after an adult. We had a great turn out by partners from across Wirral. The Major and Mayoress joined to support and were also able to enjoy the choir from Somerville Primary School.
Healthwatch Wirral are developing a new Wirral Carers Forum. We are recruiting volunteer Carer Representatives who have past or current caring responsibilities for an adult.
People who come forward will be interested in attending the Carers Partnership Board (bi-monthly) and feeding back to the Carers Forum (bi-monthly) regarding issues raised about Health or Social Care relating to carers or the person they care for. This provides an opportunity for carers to have input at decision-making level who may not have the opportunity to attend meetings to feedback their experiences, views and opinions in the past. This will help to develop future carer services. support and training will be available to the carers involved.
Healthwatch are keen for there to be diverse representation of carers.
Please contact us for further information or an informal chat.