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Charities join forces to push for people power

Four leading national charities have joined forces to encourage more people and communities to get involved and have a say on how health and social care services are run in their area.

CSV, Regional Voices, NAVCA and National Voices have launched a new drive called Healthwatch-Communities Involved, to raise awareness among local people, community groups and volunteers about how they can play a greater role in shaping their services.

Local health and social care is changing rapidly. The ways in which people can participate in shaping these local services are also changing. From 1 April, a new local consumer champion – local Healthwatch, with the powers to hold local services to account, will be set up in every city and county council in the country. More ….