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Croydon residents influence presentation of new Health and Care Plan

Croydon’s CCG in recent months has put out plans about a proposal for a new Health and Care Plan under the branding of the ‘One Croydon Initiative’, which will affect the residents of Croydon. The plan will focus on providing a more integrated care plan with a focus on preventative care. From publically issued documents...

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New Report | Insights from the BME community about wellness and services to support this

Find out what Croydon’s BME community had to say about their emotional wellness as well as the idea of a possible wellness centre in Croydon city centre, published today. Read our press release: Croydon’s BME community would welcome easy access to wellness Read the report: Insights from the BME community about wellness and services to...

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Our public survey is live! Let us know how we are doing.

    It’s that time of year again when Healthwatch Croydon want to find out from Croydon’s communities how we as your local Healthwach in Croydon is doing. Feedback to us on things like future areas to focus on, how you found out about us, and how we can improve. Complete the survey here:

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Croydon’s new parents want to be supported better with their mental health

• 63% of new parents experience emotional issues with a lot feeling there is stigma and embarrassment about mental health issues with those who could help. • There is a lack of support and examples were care was not continuous. • Healthwatch recommends that there is more information, a stronger pathway and support to encourage...

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Partner organisation, new volunteer opportunity

Aski UK is recruiting for a social research volunteer, this role will be for a few months, with an aim to grow the charity’s presence with the borough. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for additional experience to their CV and gain knowledge of this sector.   For more information on this organisation...

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New Project Release | Healthwatch Croydon conducts a Mystery Shop of all 57 GP Surgeries

  Healthwatch Croydon have recently conducted a mystery shop of GP’s in the borough of Croydon, we looked at a number of factors which highlighted some recommendations for improvement. We think this report makes for very interesting reading, especially the comments made from those GP surgeries that performed well and provided accurate information to local...

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Press Release | Croydon’s dementia carers want clearer and consistent health and social care support.

  Croydon’s dementia carers want clearer and consistent health and social care support Press release • Dementia carers are confused about where they can get effective support. • One in three carers did not feel they got the right support at the right time. • Healthwatch recommends consistent information, looking at the whole carer journey,...

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Shopping bus for older people in Thornton Health

Do you care for, or, do you know of an older person (aged 60+) who lives in the Thornton Heath area and needs help with their shopping?   Croydon BME Forum will start a new service in March of this year, aimed at isolated older people, those with mobility problems and/or anyone else who finds...

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NHS Announces new ‘Long Term Plan’

NHS announces a new ‘Long Term plan’ to cover the next 10 years, the measures have been put in place to reduce the likelihood and prevent occurrences of heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases. The long term budget sets out how the £20.5 billion budget focuses on building an NHS fit for the future by:...

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Healthwatch Croydon | Statement on the passing of Cllr Maggie Mansell

Following the announcement on the Croydon North Labour party website of the passing of Cllr Maggie Mansell yesterday, Gordon Kay, Healthwatch Croydon Manager said: “Maggie was a passionate campaigner for better health and social care services in Croydon. She took a great interest in our work and regularly attended our events. We also worked together...

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