Who we are and what we do
We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in the city. We’re here to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care.
We listen to what you like about services and what you think needs to be improved, no matter how big or small the issue.Where possible we will let you know when changes are planned to services in our community and help you have a say. We also encourage those in charge of local care to involve you when changes are being planned to services.
People's views come first - especially those who find it hardest to be heard.
How we work
- Statutory Powers.
- Priviledged Access.
- Evidence Based Research.
What kind of organisation are we
Healthwatch Brighton and Hove was set up on April 2013, with a role to represent the views of the people that use health and social care services in our city. We are a community interest company (CIC), a non-charitable limited company which exists to benefit a community or with a view to pursuing a social purpose, rather than to make a profit for shareholders.
Though commissioned and funded by Brighton and Hove City Council, we are independent of both the council and the NHS.