Healthwatch Lancashire’s Annual Report shows how your voice makes a difference

Healthwatch Lancashire has launched their Annual Report 2015/16 and will be celebrating next week by delivering celebration events across Lancashire.
Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report reveals that Healthwatch Lancashire listened to the views of more than 6,000 people throughout the year and conducted more than 471 visits to local health and social care services.

Healthwatch Lancashire, who have published 50 reports, also reveal that more than 90% of people they listened to did not share their feedback with any other organisation or service, demonstrating the value they add to the system.

Throughout the week, Healthwatch Lancashire will be presenting their Annual Report and achievements to the public at community activities across Lancashire and with groups such as Age UK Lancashire, and members of the public at community venues such as Lancaster Library. 

These events will be an opportunity for groups to share their feedback about the work of Healthwatch Lancashire over the past year, and influence new projects and any areas of health and social care they would like the organisation to focus on.

The Healthwatch Lancashire team will be hosting these events along with volunteers, Chairman Mike Wedgeworth and Chief Officer Sheralee Turner-Birchall.

Healthwatch Lancashire will be celebrating their achievements at the following events:

  • Monday 4th of July – Healthwatch Lancashire volunteer event
  • Tuesday 5th of July – Age UK Lancashire in Ormskirk
  • Wednesday 6th July – Age UK Lancashire in Chorley
  • Friday 8th July – Lancaster Library

Sheralee Turner-Birchall, Healthwatch Lancashire Chief Officer, said “Our Annual Report highlights our considerable achievements in 2015/16 and the creative and engaging projects we have delivered to give members of the public the opportunity to voice their views on local services.”

“Next week will be a celebration of this fantastic work and an opportunity to thank our volunteers who have participated in a wide range of activities over the past year which has made our achievements possible.”

To view the Annual Report, please click here.