Overcoming Barriers To Health and Social Care for People with a Visual Impairment in Wiltshire
Wiltshire and Swindon Users’ Network (WSUN) have prepared this report to highlight the needs and issues faced by Visually Impaired Service Users who access Health and Social Care services in Wiltshire, following discussions during previously held forums and workshops. This report concentrates only on how Service Users feel about the Health and Social Care they receive and highlights the main issues faced by the Service Users across the county of Wiltshire (not including Swindon which was not researched during the preparation of this report), when accessing these services.
Suffering in silence: Listening to consumer experiences of the health and social care complaints system
Service users from Wiltshire & Swindon Users’ Network contributed to this report.
State of Care 2013/14
In 2013/14 we began to introduce a new, tougher approach to inspecting care services. Our more rigorous, expert-led inspections are starting to give us a deeper understanding of the quality of health and social care than ever before…. continued on the Care Quality Commission website. Please click here to download the full report.
One Year On Forums – Healthwatch Wiltshire & Wiltshire CCG
WSUN held two forums in February 2014 around Healthwatch Wiltshire and Wiltshire CCG one year on.
World Mental Health Day
On the 9th October 2013, WSUN organised an event to celebrate World Mental Health Day (10th October 2013) at the Melksham Assembly Hall. There was a number of stands, speakers, music workshops, and art workshops. For further details of the day please click on the links below.
A study of diverse communities living in Wiltshire and their experiences with health, public and social care services
Welfare Reform Report from the Meeting held on Wednesday, 20th March 2013 at the Corn Exchange in Devizes.
Swindon Older Peoples Forum
Note of Open meeting held on 16 April 2013 at Gorse Hill Community Centre
General Information and Update: The Chair welcomed everyone, particularly those attending for the first time and gave a quick update on recent developments.
Stephanie Burrows has been ensuring our involvement in Council discussion and consultations on transport and has been successful in getting SOPF represented on a Council lead group looking at future bus transport options. Our approach is to ensure that changes to services do not exacerbate the social isolation within our age sector. In other areas, SOPF is closely involved in the development of the new Equalities Coalition and plays an active role in meetings and conferences organised by the South West Seniors Network and the South West Forum on Ageing.
Report of Open Meeting for Swindon Older Peoples Forum
Health & Wellbeing Stragegy Consultation
On the 14th January 2013 we held, in partnership with Wiltshire Council, a consultation for our members to comment on the Health & Wellbeing Strategy.
Vision Ahead Workshops
Wiltshire & Swindon Users’ Network, Wiltshire Involvement Network and Wiltshire Council held a series of workshops in 2012/2013.
Our Time to Talk (OTTT)
Help to Live at Home Members’ Event
The result of the Safeguarding event which was held in November 2012 has gone to the Safeguarding Board for consideration to see how we move forward.
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