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

  1. Statutory Powers.
  2. Priviledged Access.
  3. 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.

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Meet Our Volunteers

Just personal experiences from their own lives and of family and friends, or from health and social care, business or education, other sectors. Our volunteers have a variety of backgrounds and interests and the common thread is they all want to do something to make a difference.

Meet our Volunteers

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Our Staff

We're a small team, but dedicated team.

With a range of experiences including health and social care, government, academia and business.

Meet our Staff Team

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Our Board

We have a Board of Directors who lead the strategic direction of the organisation and ensures it effectively delivers on its important role.

Many of our directors also act as representatives on other health and social care Boards across the city, and get involved in our projects.

Meet our Board

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Our Mission & Values

A future where all of our health and social care needs are heard, understood and met.

Our Mission & Values

Work with us

If you are an organisation looking to work with us on a project, get in touch and tell us more.

Contact us