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Healthwatch Lambeth

Overview

Healthwatch Lambeth is part of a national network of local Healthwatch organisations working to ensure your voice counts when it comes to shaping and improving local health and care services, now and in the future. Their aim is to address inequalities in health and social care and ensure local services are appropriate for our diverse communities.

Their role is to ensure local people’s experiences of health and care services are used to help improve them. They do this by collecting stories and sharing them anonymously with the people who make decisions about these services. That is why they need to hear from you about what works well and what needs to be improved. The more detail you can give them the better able they will be to present your feedback to the boards, committees, working groups they are represented on.

They are a membership organisation open to all Lambeth residents, voluntary and community organisations, and people who work in or use these services in the borough.

Healthwatch functions

The Social Care Act requires local Healthwatch organisations to carry out a range of activities:

  • Gather people’s views about their need for and experience of local health and social care services.
  • Share this information with those involved in buying, providing and evaluating these services, and with Healthwatch England, the national champion
  • Make recommendations about how services could or should be improved
  • Signpost people to local health and social care services and choices – this includes a list of mental health services
  • Help people get involved in checking, assessing and designing services
  • Carry out Enter and View visits to publicly funded adult health and social care services to check what is going on.
  • As a membership organisation, Healthwatch Lambeth’s work is informed by its members who include local residents, others working in or using health and care services in the borough, and voluntary and community organisations working in Lambeth.

Contact Details

Phone:
Tele: 020 7274 8522

Email:
info@healthwatchlambeth.org.uk

Website:
http://www.healthwatchlambeth.org.uk

Address:
Healthwatch Lambeth, 1st floor, 336 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 7AA

Other Info

Opening times:
Opening times: Monday- Friday 10am - 4pm

Costs:
Membership is free

Disabled Access:
Parking There is car parking for disabled badge holders and for deliveries, and secure bicycle parking. There is limited on street parking nearby for other vehicles. Ramp at entrance of the building and lift inside.

Directions:
Public Transport Brixton is on the Victoria Line and has train connections to London Bridge, Victoria and Elephant and Castle. Bus numbers 3, 59, 133, 159 and 333 stop nearby. Directions We are five minutes' walk along Brixton Road from Brixton town centre and train stations.

Other information:
Registered charity.

Last updated:
3rd October 2018