Healthwatch Reading will be the new local consumer champion for both health and social care. Our aim is to give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within Reading. We have the power to enter and view services; Influence how services are set up and commissioned by having a seat on the local health and wellbeing board; Produce reports which influence the way services are designed and delivered by commissioners; Pass information and recommendations to Healthwatch England and the Care Quality Commission (CQC); and provide information, advice and support about local services.
Mind is inviting tender submissions from local mental health service providers to deliver a project seeking to build the capacity of vulnerable migrant communities. The project will enable vulnerable migrants to participate in the commissioning of mental health services.