We have won the HWE Improving Health and Social Care award

Posted October 4, 2019

We are delighted to have won the “Improving Health and Social Care” award at the Healthwatch England conference on 1st October.

HWE Award winner 2019
Click this image to go to the Healthwatch England website and learn more

Following our success, we have been on That’s Thames Valley TV and in the Newbury Weekly News.

In West Berkshire, health services were struggling to understand the unique needs of people who do not have a home, making it harder for them to access support. We spoke to 14 homeless people, as well as the charities and bodies that support them, to build a picture of the challenges. We then used the experiences shared with us to create a media campaign aimed at ending rough sleeping by 2020, seven years ahead of the Government target. Fundamentally changing how homeless people are supported locally in West Berkshire, earning us this award.

We were nominated for this national Healthwatch England award back in August. You can learn more details about it HERE and/or HERE.

Other nominees were, Healthwatch North Tyneside, Healthwatch Manchester, Healthwatch Suffolk and Healthwatch Wakefield, whom all did fantastic work for their communities.