Our key delivery partners include
Citizens Advice a national service that provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. Citizens Advice branches are providing access to Healthwatch Devon information, advice and signposting services.
For the engagement of older people.
Devon Senior Voice speaks out on everything that affects their quality of life: from transport, health and well-being to housing, social care and rural isolation, and from leisure facilities and financial security to relations with younger people.
For the engagement of people with learning disabilities
Devon Link Up runs monthly speaking up groups for anyone over 18 with a learning disability who lives in Devon. The groups give people the opportunity to speak up about the things which are important to them.
For engagement of people with mental health problems
Be Involved Devon (BID) is for anyone in the Devon County Council area who has used services for their mental health needs. BID helps people to have a say in the development of mental health services and wider health and social care issues.
For the engagement of people with physical and sensory disabilities
Living Options Devon run the Devon Disability Network which is made up of disability groups and individual members across Devon. Their eNetwork enables people who are housebound to be involved and contact one another.
For the engagement of carers
Devon Carers Voice is for carers. The aim is to encourage more carers to be involved and ‘have a say’ in decisions that affect them and their cared for.
For the engagement of children and young people
Healthwatch Devon has recruited its own Engagement Worker for Children and Young People, Aggie Szpinda. Aggie will be encouraging children and young people to have their say on health and social care services through planned engagement activity.
For the engagement of ethnic minority communities
Hikmat Devon supports families and individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds in Devon.
We work with other organisations as well – recent examples include Hospicare, The Motor Nuerone Disease Association, The Exeter Dementia Alliance and the Diversity Trust. Please get in touch if you are interested in partnership work with Healthwatch Devon.
Last but not least, we believe that health and care services have the best chance of improvement if commissioners and providers are in regular dialogue with service users. So we are keen to help CCG’s and providers with their patient and public engagement programmes. Please see our engagement Service page for more detail.