Who we are
The health and social care reforms of 2012 set a powerful ambition to put people at the centre of health and social care. Healthwatch is here to help make this happen.
We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved. We share their views with those with the power to make change happen. We also help people find the information they need about services in their area.
We have the power to make sure that people’s voices are heard by the government and those running services. As well as seeking the public’s views ourselves, we also encourage services to involve people in decisions that affect them.
Our sole purpose is to help make care better for people.