Voluntary organisation – last updated: 18 June 2013
Healthwatch Reading will be the new local consumer champion for both health and social care. Our aim is to give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within Reading. We have the power to enter and view services; Influence how services are set up and commissioned by having a seat on the local health and wellbeing board; Produce reports which influence the way services are designed and delivered by commissioners; Pass information and recommendations to Healthwatch England and the Care Quality Commission (CQC); and provide information, advice and support about local services.
Ms Mandeep Sira - Involvement Manager
. LINk Co-ordinator
. Manage the transition from LINk to HealthWatch
. Promote the Involvement agenda.
Mrs Merlyn Barrett - Link Development Worker
Merlyn works with local people and groups to capture their views and experiences of health and social care services, and works with statutory service providers to help shape these services to meet local need. She leads on LINks work on Mental Health.
Mrs Sheena Maseoro - Link Development Worker
Sheena works with local people and groups to capture their views and experiences of health and social care services, and works with statutory service providers to help shape these services to meet local needs. She leads on LINks projects with health providers and social care services.
Wednesday 17 April 2013 saw the launch of Healthwatch Reading, the new consumer champion for health and social care in Reading.