We are pleased to announce the launch of our £30,000 Community Cash Fund with grants of up to £2,000 for individuals, projects and groups. We want them to use ideas that find out people’s experiences of local health and care services and improve wellbeing in their community. We are particularly keen to support projects that help hard to reach and seldom heard groups.
. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their ideas or projects funded and so there is no need for the group to be a registered charity or official.
Healthwatch Hampshire were at the Young Carers Festival this year to talk to Young Carers about their health and social care needs and discuss what improvements could be made to services that affect them.
We have a winner!
Healthwatch Hampshire announced this week the winners for its recent logo competition.
Two students from Owslebury primary school won £200 for their school by designing a new logo for Healthwatch to use in its work. Schools were invited to take part to help make a difference to local NHS and social care services in their area. The runners up were the Crescent Primary in Eastleigh and Crofton Manor infant school in Stubbington.
Youth Conference 2014
Young People share their thoughts on emotional health and wellbeing
In May 2014 over 50 young people attended a conference in Winchester, Hampshire that was focussed on discussion around emotional health and well-being. The event also allowed young people to discuss their thoughts with members of Hampshire's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Some of the young people agreed to share some of their thoughts with Healthwatch Hampshire to help raise awareness of the issues they face and to enable their voices to be heard by a wider audience.
Healthwatch Hampshire & Winchester & District Young Carers
Healthwatch Hampshire have been working with Winchester & District Young Carers and Winnall Rock School to create a short film about the health and social care services that are most important to them. The film was screened as part of Healthwatch Week in Spring 2014 to an audience of carers, young people and health and social care professionals. Healthwatch are working to ensure that the thoughts and ideas of the group are heard by as many people as possible so that services can work towards a better understanding and provision for young carers in their communities.