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  • Making Patient and Public Involvement Better Together Workshop

    Making Patient and Public Involvement Better Together Workshop

    Healthwatch Sheffield has teamed up with the Sheffield Accountable Care Partnership to try and develop an improved approach to gathering and using people’s views to influence health, care and wellbeing services. The workshop takes place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 between 1pm – 4pm, at St Mary’s Church & Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ

  • Healthwatch Sheffield Photography Exhibition

    Healthwatch Sheffield Photography Exhibition

    Make sure you go to the Winter Gardens this month and have a look at the Healthwatch Sheffield Exhibition “celebrating people who inspired by their own experience, or someone close to them, are using their insights to make things better for others” in Sheffield. Nominations came from organisations such as SAYiT, Manor & Castle Development Trust and Disability Sheffield. The exhibition is open until 25 August.

  • Health and Care Survey for Over 65s

    Health and Care Survey for Over 65s

    Healthwatch Sheffield has launched a survey to find out about the experiences of people aged 65 and over who use health and/or care services. The survey involves filling in demographic information (optional) and simply ticking ‘agree’ or ‘disagree’ to 10 statements. The survey is open until Monday 9th September.

  • Healthwatch Sheffield's Annual Report

    Healthwatch Sheffield has engaged and supported more people than ever during 2018/19, according to its annual report.In the last year they heard from 3,270 people who spoke about their experiences of different areas of health and social care. That’s more than double the number that they saw the previous year. They also published 20 reports and briefings based on what they were told including 36 recommendations to providers and commissioners of health and social care.

  • Festival of Debate 2019

    Sheffield’s Festival of Debate returns from 19th April to 5th May. Healthwatch Sheffield will be hosting three events exploring the future of health in our city, including a workshop with Disability Sheffield on Saturday April 27th about ‘Disability and Democracy in Healthcare’.

  • Checking Out City's Home Care Provision

    Healthwatch Sheffield has published the finding of its Home Care Report and if you’d like to be part of the conversation around the findings and the next steps it is still possible to book a place at their Strategic Advisory Group meeting on 13 March from 5 to 6pm.

  • Opportunity to Join New Influence Group

    If you want to get involved in a new group making Health & Social Care Services work better for people in Sheffield, Healthwatch Sheffield are holding three information sessions in January to recruit people who use health and social care services, their families and carers. Please book a place by 22nd December.

  • Healthwatch Sheffield Latest News

    Healthwatch Sheffield – your local consumer watchdog for health and social care services – has published its latest newsletter, which includes a reminder that voluntary and community groups will be to apply from 19 December for their #Speak Up grant, to receive up to £500 to carry out creative and impactful engagement work within communities.

  • VCF Forum Continuing Healthcare Event

    Healthwatch Sheffield’s Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum on 11th September provides an opportunity in partnership with Sheffield CCG and Disability Sheffield for constructive discussion between colleagues in the sector who support people affected by CHC assessments. Places are limited so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.

  • Experiences of Mental Health Support in the Community Report

    Healthwatch Sheffield have published their latest report detailing their review of people’s experiences of mental health support in the community and making five recommendations for local commissioners and providers of mental health services.

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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