#SpeakUp small grants programme 2021 -22 summary report

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Sheffield report on the outcomes of their #SpeakUp small grants programme for 2021/22.  They gave grants to 12 groups, reaching 790 people, gaining insights on the following groups’ experience of health and social care:

  • African Caribbean perspectives on home care
  • Diagnosis and support for children with autism
  • Adults with a learning disability
  • Children and young people and families in Pitsmoor, Burngreave and Fir Vale
  • People living with dementia and their families/carers
  • Young professionals managing their mental health
  • People accessing maternity services

The report summarises the individual reports and draws out cross-cutting themes including:

  • The challenges facing carers
  • The need for clear information
  • Difficulties navigating the system
  • The need for culturally competent care
  • Continuity of care and building relationships with key professionals
  • A desire to be involved in service improvement
  • Communication between services
  • Communication from services to individuals and their families
  • The importance of community

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General details

Report title 
#SpeakUp small grants programme 2021 -22 summary report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Sheffield
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 8 June, 2022
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 1 April, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Health inequalities
Holistic support
Information providing
Integration of services
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Staff attitudes
Staff training

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
Focus group
Structured interview
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice
Secondary care services 
Inpatient care
Mental health services 
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Social care services 
Adult social care
Home care / domiciliary care
Community services 
Community based services for people with a learning disability

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Learning or understanding or concentrating
Types of long term conditions 
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Learning disability
Mental health condition
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 
New mothers

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.