Between 23 October until 7 December 2015 Merton Council ran a consultation exercise about how, and from where, they aim to achieve the 2016/17 proposed cuts of £5.06 million to be implemented in 2016-17. This is within the context of an 8 year programme of efficiencies and cuts to services. Six focus groups were run and we spoke with a total of 72 people who attended them from the following users groups:
Join Merton CIL and Healthwatch Merton on 3rd December, 10am-3pm at their popular annual 'My Voice Matters' event. The theme this year is Inclusion and Access, and there will be 4 workshops, of which one is themed around Access to Health.
This is the 6th issue of NHS England London Region’s Participation Opportunities Bulletin. In this issue you will find a number of opportunities to be involved in the commissioning activities of the London Regional Team.
Healthwatch England report summary: The Way Forward
Posted on 29/09/2014
Healthwatch Merton volunteers have been working to condense long documents into easy to read summaries. These summaries help everyone stay informed by presenting shortened versions of reports and policies, now you don’t have to wade through long documents to keep up to date with changes in the health and social care sector.
This document gives a picture of health in Merton. It is designed to help local government and health services understand their community’s needs, so that they can work to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities.
Merton-i is a portal of information for guidance on where to go to get help. You can find services local to you, discover what’s on in Merton and find out what council-led help and benefits you are entitled to.
MVSC is delighted to have been awarded this contract and we are pleased we will continue our work with health and social care services within the borough. We work successfully in partnership across all sectors and are looking forward to delivering the best possible service we can for local people.