Survey to Gather Local Feedback from Children with Special Educational Needs

Portsmouth City Council has launched its annual survey to find out from young people, children with learning disabilities or Special Educational Needs and carers of young people with special educational needs or disabilities up to the age of 25 to gather feedback about services and the support available to help shape future services.  Please click on the link below by 31st March https://portsmouthlocaloffer.org/send-survey-2020-launched/

By |2020-03-16T12:01:16+01:0016 March, 2020|Event|0 Comments

Healthwatch wins national award for engagement work

Healthwatch has just won a national award!!!  Its digital campaign #WhatWouldYouDo? won where local Healthwatches reached out to the public and patients online to find out views on how the NHS Long Term Plan could best be delivered locally.  GranicusUK awarded Healthwatch England the prestigious title at the 2020 Granicus Public Sector Digital Awards 'Campaign of the year' ceremony. This is great timing for today's release of Healthwatch England's Annual Report http://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200129-Guided-By-You-Healthwatch-England-Annual-Report-2018-19.pdf

By |2020-01-31T11:19:11+01:0031 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Access to back gate of St James’s Hospital – announcement from NHS Property Services

Further to the problems that people have reported recently on access to the rear of St James' Hospital we have received the following notice via Solent NHS that NHS Property Services issued last week: Access to St. James Hospital site There have been a series of significant attempts to remove lead from buildings on the St. James site in recent days. The Police have advised NHS Property Services that to make the buildings secure and the site safe for colleagues, it is necessary to secure access to the site. Temporary Harris fencing is now in place on site and a manned gate at the main entrance is [...]

By |2020-01-24T13:05:39+01:0024 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Parent of a disabled child or children facing barriers to access physical activity?

Sense and the ukactive Research Institute are working together to find out how families with a child with complex disabilities take part in physical activity.  Sense and UK active Research Institute want to know what motivates but what challenges families with disabled children face when accessing sport and physical activity. An online survey is open until Sunday 15th March. After the responses have been analysed Sense will establish a national activity programme for disabled children and evaluate the impact of it on the child and the wider family. Sense home page ukactive Research Institute home page

By |2020-01-24T10:13:55+01:0024 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Carers Discovery Events – February – in the north and south of the city

Portsmouth Carers Centre is hosting two events in February to find out from carers what they think about health and care services in the city. Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Solent NHS Trust and Healthwatch Portsmouth will be there to hear your views Tuesday 11th February event 10am  - 2 pm is at Cosham Baptist Church Friday 21st February event 10 am - 2pm is at Portsmouth Central Library For more details and to sign up to attend click on this link http://Carers Discovery Events in February flyer

By |2020-01-23T11:50:35+01:0023 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Autism Hampshire Drop-in event 15th January

Autism Hampshire is hosting a drop-in event in Cosham on Wednesday 15th January 2020  from 10am click on link for more info http://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Drop-in-Cosham-flyer.pdf January 2020 Update  There will be an Autism Showcase Event on Friday 12th June at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.  More information will be available closer to the time but there will be information stalls, short talks from autistic people and representatives from groups in other areas who have developed new ways to support autistic adults. For more information about possible project ideas to support adults with autism click here.                         http://autism [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:45:12+01:003 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting in public Weds 11th December

You are welcome to join us for the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting in public on Wednesday 11th December, 2pm - 4pm  at St Mary's Community Room, St Mary's Lodge, St Mary's Road, Portsmouth PO3 6BB There will be a shorter session of the formal business of the Board meeting lasting just one hour rather than the usual two hours.  We will be celebrating the work of all our Healthwatch Portsmouth volunteers in the second hour of the meeting during which seasonal refreshments will be provided.   Please find the agenda http://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Agenda-HWP-Board-Meeting-11-December-2019.pdf    for the meeting

By |2019-11-27T13:30:02+01:0027 November, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments

Events for Patients and Carers on Thursday 21st November

International Stop pressure Ulcer Day,  is taking place at Portsmouth Carers Centre, 117 Orchard Road, Southsea PO4 0AD The aim is to provide specialist support to help prevent pressure sores. Anybody is susceptible, if they are sat/laying in the same position for as little as 30 minutes without moving.  The most vulnerable are those who already have an underlying health condition, even someone with a common cold ( their immune system is lowered). Staff from the Bowel and Bladder service and a dietician nurse will be there to answer any questions. If you could  please give out and put on your social media sites that would be [...]

By |2019-11-15T17:32:15+01:0015 November, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments