Change font size:

Getting involved in local care services

There are local networks which bring together local people, organisations and groups who want to improve local health and social care services.

Blackburn with Darwen Healthwatch

Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen is here to make sure your views on local health and social care services are heard with an independent voice for the people of Blackburn with Darwen.

Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen is responsible for:  

  • Enabling people to share their views and concerns about health and social care services in Blackburn with Darwen. 
  • Providing authoritative, evidence-based feedback to organisations responsible for commissioning or delivering local health and social care services.
  • Working with the Clinical Commissioning Group to help make sure that services really are designed to meet local people's needs.
  • Ensuring that the views and experiences of patients, carers and other service users are taken into account when local needs assessments and strategies are prepared.
  • Providing people with information about what to do when things go wrong; this includes either signposting people to, or providing, advocacy for people who want to complain about NHS services.
  • Alerting Healthwatch England to concerns about specific care providers.

For more information please contact Healthwatch direct. 

Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen website

 

Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen
Address: Suite 17, Kings Court, 33 King Street, Blackburn, BB2 2DH
Phone: 01254 296080
Web: www.healthwatchblackburnwithdarwen.co.uk
Email: info@healthwatchblackburnwithdarwen.co.uk

 

50+ Partnership

The Blackburn with Darwen 50+ Partnership is a thematic sub group of the Blackburn with Darwen Local Strategic Partnership. The Partnership has responsibility for developing and implementing the local Older People's Strategy and Action Plan and for monitoring local strategies affecting the health and wellbeing of residents over 50 years old.

The Older People's Strategy is a wide ranging document covering all aspects of the lives of older people - housing, leisure, education, employment, transport, health and social care.  It aims to remind local service commissioners and providers of the role older people play in society, the contribution they make and the needs they have. The Partnership gives people an opportunity to comment on and influence services.

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen is responsible for co-ordinating the Partnership and for ensuring that it works effectively to meet the needs of local older people.

The 50+ Partnership is running a project called IMPACT. In the current time of planned austerity measures it is important that we are aware of the impact that changes to services, benefits and other activities are having on older people.  The 50+ Partnership is collecting details of how individuals aged over 50 are being affected by any changes that are made. They want to know how the changes are affecting people's daily lives. The changes may be making things better or they may be making things worse - they want to know either way.   If you are being affected by any changes please contact the 50+ Partnership to let them know. 

50+ Partnership
Address: 4 King Street, Blackburn, BB2 2DH
Phone: 01254 266620
Web: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/blackburnwithdarwen/about-us/campaigns/

 

Blackburn with Darwen Older People's Forum

The Forum, which is funded by the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, was established to help people over the age of 50 in Blackburn with Darwen to enjoy an active and fulfilling life, by providing access to social opportunities, activities and education.

The Forum is open to everyone of any ethnic and cultural background. It is a democratically constituted group and aims to fully involve members in the decision-making process.

Older People's Forum website

 

Blackburn with Darwen Older People's Forum
Phone: 01254 503046
Web: www.olderpeoplesforum.org.uk
Email: enquiries@olderpeoplesforum.org.uk

 

Blackburn with Darwen Learning Disability Partnership Board

The Blackburn with Darwen Learning Disability Partnership Board meets every 2 months at Livesey Children's and All Age Centre, to talk about opportunities and support for people with learning disabilities.  Its job is to make sure that things get better for people with learning disabilities in Blackburn with Darwen, to make carers lives better and to make services better too.

People can have their say in making things better for people with learning disabilities even if they aren't a member of the board by attending the 'We speak, you listen' network meetings. The 'We speak, you listen' network meets on a regular basis in Blackburn with Darwen.

LD Partnership Board website 

 

Blackburn with Darwen Learning Disability Partnership Board
Address: Adult Social Services, PO Box 478, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 9BR
Phone: 01254 587547
Web: www.bwdld.org.uk

 

Get involved and help improve your local health and social care services!

image of hands together