Healthwatch Sandwell

We’re an independent organisation set up to champion the views of patients and social care users in Sandwell, with the goal of making services better and improving health and wellbeing. We want to hear about your views, needs and experiences to help Wolverhampton get the best possible health and care.


Where we are:

Over the next couple of weeks we will be at the following:

Monday 29th November at 10am -11.30am – Vaccination Centre – Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Rd, Tipton DY4 0BS

Tuesday 30th November at 10am – 11.30am –  Coffee Morning, Hill Top Methodist Church, New Street, Hill Top, B70 0HW

Wednesday 1st December at 10am -11.30am – Vaccination Centre – Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Rd, Tipton DY4 0BS

Friday 3rd December at 10am – 12pm – South Staffs Water (SSW) Community Hub, Union Street, Wednesbury WS10 7HD

Monday 6th December at 10am -11.30am – Vaccination Centre – Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Rd, Tipton DY4 0BS

Monday 6th December at 1.30pm – 2.30pm Sandwell Stride – Lightwoods Park, Lightwoods House, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5DP

Tuesday 7th December at 10am -11am – Lunch Club, Langley High Street, Oldbury B69 4SU

Tuesday 7th December at 1pm – 4pm What If Event – Queens Square Shopping Centre, High Street, West Bromwich B70 7NJ

Wednesday 8th December at 2pm-4pm What If Event – Queens Square Shopping Centre, High Street, West Bromwich B70 7NJ

Thursday 9th December at 10am -11.30am – Vaccination Centre – Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Rd, Tipton DY4 0BS

Friday 10th December at 11am – 12.30pm – Winter Walk and Talk Event – Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Rd, Tipton DY4 0BS

Saturday 11th December at 11am – 2pm –  Friar Park Christmas Fayre, Friar Park Millennium Centre, Friar Park Rd, Wednesbury WS10 0JS


Sandwell Youth Healthwatch


We must do all we can to combat health inequalities

Following the events in the US and news here about the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on people from Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority communities, our National Director, Imelda Redmond said:

“We stand in solidarity with people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities we serve. Recent events must make us all stop, question ourselves and ask what we can all do better.

“What can we do to stand up against racism? How can we help society understand the reasons why people from Black and Asian communities have been so disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? What more can we do to ensure equality and celebrate diversity?

“Local Healthwatch services have done much to champion the voices of those who are often overlooked or go unheard, but we must do more to help change the ways things are done.

“In our work to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to all listen to the stories of those affected, make sure that everyone’s voices matter and that lessons are learned.

“If you have had an experience of health and care support, whether good or bad, that services could learn from, I appeal to you come forward, talk to your local Healthwatch and have your say”.

Together we can play our part in tackling health inequality and creating a fairer society for all.

How can I share my experience?

We are calling out for people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to share their healthcare experiences during COVID-19, to help services learn and improve.

This is the link to the HWE survey that allows people to select their local HW Area.


How can I tell you about my experience?

Take a few moments to complete our online form or contact your local Healthwatch.Tell your story


Healthwatch Sandwell support for Volunteering

Staff at Healthwatch Sandwell are being actively encouraged to support our local community by offering their time to volunteer during the Covid-19 crisis.

We recognise that we cannot do all the functions we usually deliver so we are now looking at how we can support our local communities in a coordinated

approach through volunteering. All staff will be able to volunteer their time, during usual working hours, to support the response to the Coronavirus through these

four main channels; either supporting the local authority volunteering efforts, local Community and Voluntary Sector Councils who are co-ordinating service responses in many areas, the NHS volunteer service, or Covid-mutual aid.


Healthwatch Sandwell Update

Healthwatch Sandwell staff are currently following guidance and operating from home locations. The Healthwatch Sandwell service will continue to be provided however our contact details have changed.

Contact our staff members as follows:

To contact us, use the messaging facility on our website HERE

email us at info@healthwatchsandwell.co.uk


Useful Web Links

Sandwell & West Birmingham
CCG
Sandwell Council
Sandwell & West Birmingham
Hospitals
NHS Direct
Back Country Partnership NHS
Trust
West Midlands Ambulance


Your views matter

Your local Healthwatch needs to hear from you about what it should do to make care better for your community.

Share your views and help make care better.


Our ways of working and values statement

Our work will be informed by our values

  • We will maintain a positive and forward-looking focus to get things done
  • We will be open, transparent and listen
  • We will value evidence, knowledge and experience
  • We will acknowledge, celebrate and share good practise
  • We will respect each other and work together to achieve the highest standards
  • We will remain independent but collaborate where possible

There are no upcoming events at this time


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