Get involved with adult social care services

Service users, carers and other citizens who are interested in supporting us to improve our services have been getting involved in many ways. Here are some ways you can get involved.

Co-production and Partnership Group

The Co-production and Partnership Group was set up in February 2018 to work in partnership with officers to help shape the way adult social care services are developed and implemented in the borough.

What is co-production?

Co-Production is not a specific method – it is a way of doing things or an approach. It recognises that people who use services, the community and professional have equal value and should be involved in; identifying what the community requires - designing, delivering and evaluating what is delivered. 

Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it

Membership

The group is made up of 15 local users and carers of adult social care services as well as partners and representatives of local users and carers who have experience of the local health and social care system.

Where possible, members are asked to discuss issues on the agenda with any relevant groups or networks prior to attending meetings and report back to the Group as appropriate.

Role of the group

  • Be involved in and contribute to relevant adult social care commissioning and procurement activities to ensure the voice of local people using services and their carers is represented;
  • Act as the reading group for adult social care public information in a range of formats, including leaflets and web-based information;
  • Be referred to and provide feedback on a range of local adult social care strategies and policies including consultations;
  • Be engaged in any other relevant adult social care projects as appropriate to ensure local users and carers voices are heard.

Time commitment: two and a half hours each meeting

When: meetings take place quarterly

Where: Wandsworth Town Hall, which is an accessible venue

For more information, please contact acis@wandsworth.gov.uk

Healthwatch Wandsworth

Healthwatch Wandsworth is the consumer champion for health and social care in Wandsworth. It gives residents a strong voice to influence how local health and social care services are designed and run and has the power to hold providers of these services to account.

If you want to share your experience of using have experience of health and social care services in Wandsworth, you can contact them on the details below or fill in their online form.

Telephone: 020 8516 7767

Email: information@healthwatchwandsworth.co.uk

Website: www.healthwatchwandsworth.co.uk