Meet the Healthwatch Somerset team
Postholder starting February 2018
Healthwatch Somerset Manager
My role is to seek out and listen to the people who live and work in Somerset, to hear their experiences of using health and care services and record the issues and concerns raised by individuals and groups that are then used to inform commissioners and service providers. I also signpost people to where they can get the best support to help them with their enquiry. I work with our volunteers in order to further research and develop particular projects that form part of Healthwatch Somerset’s Work Plan.
Information, Marketing & Signposting Officer
My role involves keeping the website up-to-date, and using social media to keep people living in Somerset informed of the team’s work, along with marketing. I organise and attend meetings, events, and networking with the voluntary sector and other stakeholders, and support the Members of our Board. I also help people by sharing information on complaints procedures, advocacy services, and signpost people to relevant available services, and support for health and care services.